Charazani is a village in the department of La Paz in the South American Andes State of Bolivia.

Location in near space

Charazani is the central place of the district ( bolivian: Municipio) Charazani and seat of government of the province of Bautista Saavedra. The village is situated on a mountain ridge at an altitude of 3203 m between the Cordillera Muñecas in the south and the Cordillera Apolobamba on the north by a tributary of the Río Mapiri, which drains to the Río Beni down.


Charazani lies to the east of the Bolivian Altiplano at the edge of the Cordillera Central. The climate of the region is a typical diurnal climate in which the mean temperature fluctuations during the day be more pronounced than during all seasons.

The average annual temperature of Charazani is 15 ° C ( see climate chart Charazani ) and varies little between a good 12 ° C in June / July and about 17 ° C in November / December. The annual precipitation is about 750 mm, a four-month dry season from May to August, monthly values ​​of less than 25 mm is a rainier summer from December to March compared to where the monthly precipitation values ​​are sometimes far more than 100 mm.

Traffic network

Charazani is located 254 kilometers by road north-west of La Paz, the capital of the department of the same name.

From La Paz the paved highway Ruta 2 leads in a northwesterly direction 70 km to Huarina, then branches off the Ruta 16 from which further leads to the southwest as a paved road in 97 km along the Lake Titicaca to Escoma. From there, the Ruta 16 continues as a dirt road further north and reached after 87 km Charazani.


The population of the settlement has risen in the past two decades by about a fifth:

Due to the historically evolved population distribution, it presents a significant proportion of the Quechua population in the municipality of Chaqui 87.4 % of the population speak the Quechua language.