Arani Province

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Arani
Province
Parqu Qucha, one of the lakes of the Vacas Municipality
Parqu Qucha, one of the lakes of the Vacas Municipality
Location of the Arani Province within Bolivia
Location of the Arani Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Cochabamba Department
Provinces of the Cochabamba Department
Coordinates: 17°37′S 66°05′W / 17.617°S 66.083°W / -17.617; -66.083
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Cochabamba Department
Municipalities 2
Cantons 4
Foundation November 24, 1914
Capital Arani
Area
 • Total 867 sq mi (2,245 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,053
 • Density 123.1/sq mi (47.54/km2)
 • Ethnicities Quechua
Area code(s) BO.CB.AR

Arani is a province in Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Arani, situated about 53 km from Cochabamba. Arani is known for its bread but also for the town's artisan wickerwork.

Subdivision[edit]

The province is divided into two municipalities which are further subdivided into four cantons.

Section Municipality Inhabitants [1] Seat Inhabitants [2]
1st Arani 11,542 Arani 3,512
2nd Vacas 12,511 Vacas 650

Arani Municipality consists of three cantons, Arani, Pocoata and Collpaciaco. Vacas Municipality is not further subdivided, so Vacas Canton and Vacas Municipality are identical.

Population[edit]

The people in the Arani Province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[3]

Ethnic group Arani Municipality Vacas Municipality
Quechua 87.2 94.4
Aymara 0.4 0.2
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2 0.0
Not indigenous 12.1 5.4
Other indigenous groups 0.1 0.1

Languages[edit]

The languages spoken in the Arani Province are mainly Quechua and Spanish. The following table shows the number of those belonging to the recognized group of speakers.[3]

Language Arani Municipality Vacas Municipality
Quechua 10,347 11,662
Aymara 76 39
Guaraní 5 2
Another native 5 2
Spanish 7,082 4,236
Foreign 49 11
Only native 3,902 7,540
Native and Spanish 6,467 4,131
Only Spanish 615 106

Tourism[edit]

Festivals and Fairs:

Other tourist attractions include the church of Saint Bartholomew (San Bartolomé) in Arani, built in 1610, which is dedicated to the Virgen la Bella, and the lakes in Vacas Municipality: Parqu Qucha, Asiru Qucha, Junt'utuyu, Pilawit'u, Qullpa Qucha and Yanatama.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.ine.gov.bo
  2. ^ "world-gazetteer.com". Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 17°37′S 66°05′W / 17.617°S 66.083°W / -17.617; -66.083