Camiri

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Camiri
San Francisco church in Camiri
San Francisco church in Camiri
Nickname(s): "Capital Petrolera de Bolivia"
Camiri is located in Bolivia
Camiri
Camiri
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 20°6′0″S 63°32′0″W / 20.10000°S 63.53333°W / -20.10000; -63.53333Coordinates: 20°6′0″S 63°32′0″W / 20.10000°S 63.53333°W / -20.10000; -63.53333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Santa Cruz Department
Province Cordillera Province
Municipality Camiri Municipality
Area
 • Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Land 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
 • Water 3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation 812 m (2,664 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 35,712
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone GMT-4
Area code(s) +591 3952
Website Official website

Camiri (Camirito, La Bomba, Choreti, Capital Petrolera de Bolivia) is a city in Bolivia, Santa Cruz Department, Cordillera Province. It is the seat of the Camiri Municipality. The town has an estimated population of 65,897 inhabitants, [1] also known as "Camireños". Camiri is located on the shores of the Parapeti River in a small valley surrounded by rolling hills on the East, North, and South, and by the Aguarague mountain range on the West. Camiri's "Chaco" Ecosystem encompasses subtropical dry forests with low canopy, and intense xerophilic overgrowth with a large diversity of wildlife.

On February 3, 2007, local protesters shut down a natural gas pipeline in Camiri that serves Southern Bolivia. The protesters were seeking an expansion of the nationolization of the natural gas industry and a renewal of the promise of construction of facilities for YPBF, the national petroleum company.

Climate[edit]

Camiri has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa).

Climate data for Camiri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
25.1
(77.2)
23.9
(75)
21.7
(71.1)
19.8
(67.6)
17.2
(63)
17.8
(64)
19.9
(67.8)
22.7
(72.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.7
(78.3)
26.0
(78.8)
22.5
(72.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 157
(6.18)
141
(5.55)
111
(4.37)
57
(2.24)
22
(0.87)
13
(0.51)
8
(0.31)
8
(0.31)
16
(0.63)
39
(1.54)
75
(2.95)
146
(5.75)
793
(31.21)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer
  2. ^ "Climate: Camiri". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 12 April 2014.