Arani Municipality

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Arani Municipality
Arani Municipality is located in Bolivia
Arani Municipality
Arani Municipality
Location of the Arani Municipality within Bolivia
Coordinates: 17°34′0″S 65°46′0″W / 17.56667°S 65.76667°W / -17.56667; -65.76667Coordinates: 17°34′0″S 65°46′0″W / 17.56667°S 65.76667°W / -17.56667; -65.76667
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Cochabamba Department
Province Arani Province
Seat Arani
 • Mayor Vicente Rojas Camacho (2007)
 • President Ramiro Montaño Orellana (2007)
 • Total 83 sq mi (214 km2)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,542
 • Ethnicities Quechuas

Arani Municipality is the first municipal section of the Arani Province in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. Its seat is Arani. At the time of census 2001 the municipality had 11,542 inhabitants.[1]

It is bordered to the north by the Tiraque Province, to the east by the Vacas Municipality, to the south by the Mizque Province and to the west by the Punata Province.


The municipality consists of the following three cantons:

Canton Inhabitants (2001)[1] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
Arani Canton 6,978 Arani / Jarani 3,512
Collpaciaco Canton[2] 3,190 Collpaciaco / Qullpayaku 246
Pocoata Canton 1,374 Pocoata / Puquqwata 685


The people are predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[3]

Ethnic group %
Quechua 87.2
Aymara 0.4
Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2
Not indigenous 12.1
Other indigenous groups 0.1


Every year on August 24 the population of Arani celebrates one of its most important Catholic festivities, Virgen La Bella, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, whose image is venerated with much devotion by the residents and people from abroad.

See also


  1. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estadística Archived 2009-10-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Arani - Gobierno Autonomo Municipal Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)
  3. ^ (inactive)

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