From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department La Paz Department
Province Bautista Saavedra Province
Elevation 10,500 ft (3,200 m)
Population (2001)census
 • Total 501
Climate Cwb

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 Charazani 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 population of Charazani has risen by 20% in the recent decade, from 501 inhabitants (2001 census)[1] to 604 inhabitants (2008 est.).[2]

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 (2012 census).

Charazani is the a major locality for the Kallawaya, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage culture of ritualistic healers.


External links[edit]

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