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Tarabuco is located in Bolivia
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 19°10′S 64°55′W / 19.167°S 64.917°W / -19.167; -64.917
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Chuquisaca Department
Province Yamparáez Province
Municipality Tarabuco Municipality
Elevation 10,790 ft (3,290 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,442

Tarabuco is a Bolivian town in the department of Chuquisaca, capital of the Yamparáez Province and its first section, Tarabuco Municipality. It is best known as the home of the Yampara culture. Its people host the Pujllay festival in March each year. Members of the local indigenous community gather for Mass, parade in their colorful traditional costumes, drink plenty of chicha, and celebrate.

Fresh products at the market in Tarabuco

Each Sunday, a colorful and vibrant open-air market attracts locals and tourists alike. Many people wear traditional Yampara costumes, which not only preserve their identity but also advertise their location of origin within the area to others within the Tarabuco area.


  • Nystrom, Andrew, "Lonely Planet Bolivia," Lonely Planet 2004, pp. 227-228.
  • Murphy, Alan, "Footprint Bolivia Handbook: The Travel Guide," 3rd ed., 2002, pp. 260-261.
  • World-Gazetteer

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Coordinates: 19°10′S 64°55′W / 19.167°S 64.917°W / -19.167; -64.917