Charaña

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Charaña
Town
Charaña is located in Bolivia
Charaña
Charaña
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 17°36′S 69°27′W / 17.600°S 69.450°W / -17.600; -69.450Coordinates: 17°36′S 69°27′W / 17.600°S 69.450°W / -17.600; -69.450
Country  Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Pacajes Province
Municipality Charaña Municipality
Elevation 13,310 ft (4,060 m)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 817
Time zone -4 (UTC-4)

Charaña is a high elevation town in the altiplano of the La Paz Department in Bolivia. It is the seat of the Charaña Municipality, the fifth municipal section of the Pacajes Province.

Charaña is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the border with Chile.[2][3]

History[edit]

Charaña was the scene of the famous meeting between President Augusto Pinochet of Chile and Hugo Banzer on 8 February 1975 when they signed a Joint Declaration (Charaña Act), which restored diplomatic relations between the two countries which were broken since April 1962.

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