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Arani is a province in Cochabamba
Cochabamba
Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Arani, situated about 53 km from Cochabamba. Arani is known for its bread but also for the town's artisan wickerwork.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Subdivision 3 Population 4 Languages 5 Tourism 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Geography[edit] Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1][2]

Chawpi Urqu Chullpa Ch'utu Ikma Mayu Inka P'iqi Iskay Wasi Jatun Llallawa Jatun Punta Mayuq Jatun Salla Juch'uy Llallawa Kuntur K'illi K'illi Llusk'a Llusk'a Mayu Urqu Murun Pampa Ñuñu Urqu Puka Chanka Pukara Phaqcha Urqu Qucha Quchayuq Urqu Qullpa Qucha
Qullpa Qucha
Urqu Qullu Mayu Qutu Rumi Q'illu Q'asa Salla Punta Salla Q'asa Siqina Urqu T'utura Pampa Urqu Punta Wanu Wanu Waylla Qucha Yana Qucha

Subdivision[edit] The province is divided into two municipalities which are further subdivided into four cantons.

Section Municipality Inhabitants [3] Seat Inhabitants [4]

1st Arani 11,542 Arani 3,512

2nd Vacas 12,511 Vacas 650

Arani Municipality
Arani Municipality
consists of three cantons, Arani, Pocoata and Collpaciaco. Vacas Municipality
Vacas Municipality
is not further subdivided, so Vacas Canton and Vacas Municipality
Vacas Municipality
are identical. Population[edit] The people in the Arani Province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.[5]

Ethnic group Arani Municipality Vacas Municipality

Quechua 87.2 94.4

Aymara 0.4 0.2

Guaraní, Chiquitos, Moxos 0.2 0.0

Not indigenous 12.1 5.4

Other indigenous groups 0.1 0.1

Languages[edit] The languages spoken in the Arani Province are mainly Quechua and Spanish. The following table shows the number of those belonging to the recognized group of speakers.[5]

Language Arani Municipality Vacas Municipality

Quechua 10,347 11,662

Aymara 76 39

Guaraní 5 2

Another native 5 2

Spanish 7,082 4,236

Foreign 49 11

Only native 3,902 7,540

Native and Spanish 6,467 4,131

Only Spanish 615 106

Tourism[edit] Festivals and Fairs:

August 14–15: Saint Isidore the Laborer
Isidore the Laborer
in Qullpayaku, 2 days August 24–25: Virgen la Bella in Arani, 2 days September 20: Farmers' fair in Tacopaya, 1 day 3rd week in November: Bread fair in Arani, 1 day December 4: Saint Barbara
Saint Barbara
in Vacas

Other tourist attractions include the church of Saint Bartholomew (San Bartolomé) in Arani, built in 1610, which is dedicated to the Virgen la Bella, and the lakes in Vacas Municipality: Parqu Qucha, Asiru Qucha, Junt'utuyu, Pilawit'u, Qullpa Qucha
Qullpa Qucha
and Yanatama.

Vacas with two of its lakes: Pilawit'u
Pilawit'u
on the left and Qullpa Qucha
Qullpa Qucha
in the center

San Bartolomé church in Arani which keeps the shrine of the Virgen La Bella

The giant Puya raimondi
Puya raimondi
plants grow on Khurupampa mountain in the Vacas Municipality.

Ismael Montes Teacher Training College
Ismael Montes Teacher Training College
in Challwa Mayu

See also[edit]

Ismael Montes Teacher Training College

References[edit]

^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Vacas 6441-II ^ "Vacas". INE, Bolivia. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 4, 2016.  ^ www.ine.gov.bo Archived August 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "world-gazetteer.com". Archived from the original on 2008-10-24.  ^ a b obd.descentralizacion.gov.bo/municipal/fichas/ (inactive)

www.bolivia-online.net

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arani Province.

Map of Arani Province

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Cochabamba Department
Cochabamba Department

Capital: Cochabamba

Provinces

Arani Arque Ayopaya Bolívar Capinota Carrasco Cercado Chapare Esteban Arce Germán Jordán Mizque Narciso Campero Punata Quillacollo Tapacarí Tiraque

Municipalities (and seats)

Aiquile
Aiquile
(Aiquile) Alalay
Alalay
(Alalay) Anzaldo
Anzaldo
(Anzaldo) Arani (Arani) Arbieto
Arbieto
(Arbieto) Arque
Arque
(Arque) Ayopaya
Ayopaya
(Ayopaya) Bolívar (Bolívar) Capinota
Capinota
(Capinota) Chimoré (Chimoré) Cliza (Cliza) Cocapata (Cocapata) Cochabamba
Cochabamba
(Cochabamba) Colcapirhua
Colcapirhua
(Colcapirhua) Colomi
Colomi
(Colomi) Cuchumuela
Cuchumuela
(Cuchumuela) Entre Ríos Municipality (Entre Ríos) Mizque
Mizque
(Mizque) Morochata
Morochata
(Morochata) Omereque
Omereque
(Omereque) Pasorapa
Pasorapa
(Pasorapa) Pocona
Pocona
(Pocona) Pojo (Pojo) Puerto Villarroel
Puerto Villarroel
(Puerto Villarroel) Punata
Punata
(Punata) Quillacollo
Quillacollo
(Quillacollo) Sacaba
Sacaba
(Sacaba) Sacabamba
Sacabamba
(Sacabamba) San Benito (San Benito) Santiváñez
Santiváñez
(Santiváñez) Shinahota
Shinahota
(Shinahota) Sicaya (Sicaya) Sipe Sipe
Sipe Sipe
(Sipe Sipe) Tacachi
Tacachi
(Tacachi) Tacopaya
Tacopaya
(Tacopaya) Tapacarí
Tapacarí
(Tapacarí) Tarata (Tarata) Tiquipaya
Tiquipaya
(Tiquipaya) Tiraque
Tiraque
(Tiraque) Toco (Toco) Tolata (Tolata) Totora (Totora) Vacas (Vacas) Vila Vila
Vila Vila
(Vila Vila) Villa Rivero
Villa Rivero
(Villa Rivero) Villa Tunari
Villa Tunari
(Villa Tunari) Vinto
Vinto
(Vinto)

Coordinates: 17°37′S 66°05′W / 17.617°S 66.083°W

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