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Oruro is a department in Bolivia, with an area of. Its capital is the city of Oruro. According to the 2012 census, the Oruro department had a population of 494,178.Provinces of OruroThe department is divided into 16 provinces which are further subdivided into municipalities and cantons.Note: Eduardo Abaroa Province (#5) is both north of and south of Sebastián Pagador Province (#6).GovernmentThe chief executive office of Bolivia departments (since May 2010) is the governor; until then, the office was called the prefect, and until 2006 the prefect was appointed by the President of Bolivia. The current governor, Santos Tito of the Movement for Socialism – Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples, was elected on 4 April 2010.The chief legislative body of the department is the Departmental Legislative Assembly, a body also first elected on 4 April 2010. It consists of 33 members: 16 elected by each of the department's provinces; 16 elected based on proportional representation; and minority indigenous representative selected by the Uru-Chipaya people.LanguagesThe languages spoken in the department are mainly Spanish, Quechua and Aymara. The following table shows the number of those belonging to the recognized group of speakers.With the Inspirock international travel planner, Oruro Department and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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