Charaña Municipality

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Charaña Municipality
Municipality
Charaña Municipality is located in Bolivia
Charaña Municipality
Charaña Municipality
Location of the Charaña Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 17°35′0″S 69°10′0″W / 17.58333°S 69.16667°W / -17.58333; -69.16667Coordinates: 17°35′0″S 69°10′0″W / 17.58333°S 69.16667°W / -17.58333; -69.16667
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Pacajes Province
Seat Charaña
Government
 • Mayor Victor Hugo Apaza Mamani (2007)
 • President Eufracio Marca Cruz (2007)
Area
 • Total 1,110 sq mi (2,876 km2)
Elevation 13,500 ft (4,100 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,766

Charaña Municipality is the fifth municipal section of the Pacajes Province in the La Paz Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Charaña.

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains of the municipality are listed below:[1][2][3][4]

Climate[edit]

The climate in Charaña is characterized by a sub-freezing mean annual temperature, with large annual temperature ranges, and moderately low precipitation. The Köppen Climate System classifies this as a Tundra climate, abbreviated as ET.[5]

Climate data for Charaña_Municipality
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17
(63)
17
(62)
17
(62)
18
(64)
17
(62)
14
(58)
14
(58)
16
(60)
16
(61)
17
(63)
19
(66)
18
(64)
17
(62)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7
(45)
7
(45)
7
(45)
5
(41)
3
(37)
0
(32)
1
(34)
2
(36)
4
(39)
5
(41)
6
(43)
7
(45)
5
(40)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(30)
−3
(27)
−6
(21)
−9
(15)
−13
(8)
−13
(9)
−12
(11)
−8
(17)
−7
(20)
−6
(22)
−3
(27)
−7
(20)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
53
(2.1)
38
(1.5)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
15
(0.6)
10
(0.4)
41
(1.6)
221
(8.7)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGM map 1:50,000 Berenguela 5742-II
  2. ^ IGM map 1:50,000 Canasita 5740-I
  3. ^ IGM map 1:50,000 Nevados Payachata Hoja 5739-I
  4. ^ IGM map 1:50,000 Río Blanco 5740-II
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Charaña Municipality
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 27, 2013.