|Julia Flores Colque|
Julia Flores Colque in 2018.
|Birth:||26 October 1900?|
118 years, 19 days?
Julia Flores Colque (born 26 October 1900?) is a Bolivian supercentenarian claimant. If her claimed age were true, she would be older than the world's oldest validated person, Kane Tanaka.
Julia Flores Colque was allegedly born on 26 October 1900 in a mining camp in the Bolivian mountains. Growing up, she herded sheep and llamas in the Bolivian highlands until she moved in her teenage years to a valley, where she began selling fruits and vegetables. She never married and has no children.
Flores Colque currently lives in Sacaba, Bolivia. It was reported in 2018 that a few years previously she fell and hurt her back. The mayor’s office and a private foundation have improved her home, building a brick path where she walks, and a shower and toilet with a railing so she can safely make her way to the bathroom at night.
Birth certificates did not exist in Bolivia until 1940, and births previously were registered with baptism certificates provided by Roman Catholic priests. Flores Colque’s national identity card has been certified by the Bolivian government, but is a late-life document. Guinness World Records has not received an application for her, and she has said herself that she has not even heard of the book.
- Bolivian woman Julia Flores Colque may be world’s oldest person at nearly 118 ITV News, 28 August 2018