Charazani is a small town on the Altiplano plateau 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 Munecas 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) to 604 inhabitants (2008 est.).
Detailed map of Bautista Saavedra Province
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