Chapare Province

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Chapare Province
Villa Tunari on Chapare River
Location o Chapare Province athin Bolivie
General Data
Kintra  Bolivia
Depairtment Cochabamba Depairtment
Caipital Sacaba
Municipalities 3
Cantons 13
Aurie 12,445 km²
Elevation m
Population 187,358 (2001)
Densitie 15.1 inhabitants/km² (2001)
Leids Quechua, Spainyie, Aymara, Yuracaré
ISO 3166-2 BO.CB.CH
Cochabamba Depairtment

Chapare, crid The Chapare anaw an is pronooncit Cha-pa-reh, is a rural province in the northren region o Cochabamba Depairtment in central Bolivie. The majority o the territory consists o glen rainforests that surroond the aurie's main watterwa, the Chapare River, whilk is a tributary o the Amazon River an aw. The provincial caipital is Sacaba, 11 km east o Cochabamba, its principal toun is Villa Tunari, a popular tourist destination.

In recent decades, the Chapare province haes become a haven for illegal cultivation o the coca plant, whilk can be uised tae produce cocaine. This is due tae Bolivie drug law, whilk till recently anerlie permittit the Yungas region tae legally grow coca, in maugre o Chapare being a historical aurie for growth due tae its fertility. For this raison, Chapare haes been a primary target for coca eradication in recent years, wi frequent an heatit clashes atween the Unitit states Drug Enforcement Administration an Bolivie cocaleros. The law haes syne been chyngit bi a deal that wis struck atween Evo Morales (a umwhile coca activist an current Preses) an umwhile Preses Carlos Mesa. This deal permits the region tae grow a limitit amoont o coca ivery year.

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Chapare Province is dividit intae three municipalities whilk are further subdividit intae cantons.

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

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