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Caranavi Province

Caranavi Province is one of the twenty provinces of the Bolivian La Paz Department and is situated in the department's eastern parts.


Caranavi Province is located between 15 20' and 16 03' South and between 67 07' and 67 42' West. It extends over 55 km from West to East, and 75 km from North to South.

The province is situated on the Bolivian Altiplano east of Lake Titicaca, on the headwaters of Rio Beni, and borders Larecaja Province and in the Northwest, Pedro Domingo Murillo Province in the Southwest, Nor Yungas Province in the South, and Sud Yungas Province in the East and Northeast.


The population of Caranavi Province has increased by circa 40 % over the recent two decades:

1992: 43,093 inhabitants (census)

2001: 51,153 inhabitants (census)

2005: 56,167 inhabitants (est.)

2010: 59,090 inhabitants (est.)

40.6 % of the population are younger than 15 years old. (1992)

The literacy rate of the population is 83.1 %. (1992)

92.7 % of the population speak Spanish, 71.6 % speak Aymara, and 11.1 % Quechua. (1992)

88.7 % of the population have no access to electricity, 65.6 % have no sanitary facilities. (1992)

68.0 % of the population are Catholics, 22.9 % are Protestants. (1992)


Caranavi Province is not further subdivided into municipalities and it is identical to Caranavi Municipality. The province is further subdivided into 22 cantons.

External links

General map of province

Detailed map of province towns and rivers

Population data (Spanish)

Social data (Spanish)

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