Chapare Province

Coordinates: 16°50′S 66°10′W / 16.833°S 66.167°W / -16.833; -66.167
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Chapare Province
Villa Tunari on Chapare River
Location of Chapare Province within Bolivia
General Data
Country Bolivia Bolivia
Department Cochabamba Department
Municipalities 3
Cantons 13
Area 12,445 km2
Elevation m
Population 187,358 (2001)
Density 15.1 inhabitants/km2 (2001)
ISO 3166-2 BO.CB.CH
Cochabamba Department

Chapare (Spanish:

Villa Tunari
, a popular tourist destination.

In recent decades, the Chapare province has become a haven for illegal cultivation of the

cocaleros. The law has since been changed by a deal that was struck between Evo Morales (a former coca activist and the country's first indigenous President (2006-2019)) and former President Carlos Mesa
. This deal permits the region to grow a limited amount of coca every year .


Chapare Province is divided into three municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Sacaba Municipality Sacaba
2nd Colomi Municipality Colomi
3rd Villa Tunari Municipality Villa Tunari

Places of interest

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16°50′S 66°10′W / 16.833°S 66.167°W / -16.833; -66.167