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Charazani is located in Bolivia
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 15°10′38″S 68°59′18″W / 15.17722°S 68.98833°W / -15.17722; -68.98833
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
DepartmentLa Paz Department
ProvinceBautista Saavedra Province
10,500 ft (3,200 m)
 • Total501

Charazani or Charasani is a small town in the South American Andes in Bolivia.


Charazani is the capital of Bautista Saavedra Province and central town of the municipality. It is situated on a spur at an elevation of 3,200 m amsl between Cordillera Muñecas in the south and Cordillera Apolabamba in the north, on a Mapiri River tributary which itself flows towards Beni River.


Charazani is located 254 km north-west of La Paz, the capital of La Paz Department. From La Paz, the asphaltic highway Ruta 2 goes 70 km north-west to Huarina, where the asphaltic Ruta 16 branches south-west for another 97 km along Lake Titicaca till Escoma. From Escoma a dirt road goes north and reaches Charazani after 87 km.

The weekly village market attracts vendors and visitors from a wide area. The market makes Charazani economically the most significant locality in the Charazani valley.[1]


The population of Charazani has risen by 20% in the recent decade, from 501 inhabitants (2001 census)[2] to 604 inhabitants (2008 est.).[3] Most inhabitants of the Charazani municipality live in poverty: 91,5% of the municipality are unable to suffice their basic needs.[4]

It boasts of a population that speaks Aymara, which is also learned at school. About 14% of the municipality speak Aymara as a primary language.[4]

Charazani is a major locality for the Kallawaya, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage culture of ritualistic healers. More Kallawaya however live in Niño Corín on the other side of the Charazani valley.


  1. ^ Schoop, Wolfgang (1982). "Güteraustausch und regionale Mobilität im Kallawaya-Tal (Bolivien)". ERDKUNDE. 36 (4). doi:10.3112/erdkunde.1982.04.03. ISSN 0014-0015.
  2. ^ Observatorio Bolivia Democrática[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2008-10-24.
  4. ^ a b Instituto Nacional Estadística (2012). "Ficha resúmen censo de población y vivienda 2012 (Charazani)". Retrieved 23 September 2016.

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Coordinates: 15°10′38″S 68°59′18″W / 15.17722°S 68.98833°W / -15.17722; -68.98833