Florida Province

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Florida Province
Panorama of Samaipata
Panorama of Samaipata
Location of Ñuflo de Chávez Province within Bolivia
Location of Ñuflo de Chávez Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Santa Cruz Department
Provinces of the Santa Cruz Department
Coordinates: 18°10′0″S 63°50′0″W / 18.16667°S 63.83333°W / -18.16667; -63.83333
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Santa Cruz Department
Capital Samaipata
 • Sub governor Hebert Toledo (Samaipata)
 • Total 1,595 sq mi (4,132 km2)
Elevation 5,480 ft (1,670 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 27,447
 • Density 17/sq mi (6.6/km2)
Time zone BOT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) BO.SC.FL
Website www.santacruz.gob.bo

Florida is a province in the Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. Its capital is Samaipata. The province was created by law on December 15, 1924.[1]


The province is divided into four municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Inhabitants (2001) [2] Seat Inhabitants (2001)
1st Samaipata Municipality 9,739 Samaipata 2,926
2nd Pampa Grande Municipality 7,933 Pampa Grande 766
3rd Mairana Municipality 7,747 Mairana 3,884
4th Quirusillas Municipality 2,028 Quirusillas 686

Places of interest[edit]

The archaeological site of Fort Samaipata (El Fuerte de Samaipata) which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and Amboró National Park are the principal tourist attractions of the province.


Coordinates: 18°10′S 63°50′W / 18.167°S 63.833°W / -18.167; -63.833