Puerto Pailas

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Puerto Pailas
Pailas
Town
Puerto Pailas is located in Bolivia
Puerto Pailas
Puerto Pailas
Location of Puerto Pailas city in Bolivia
Coordinates: 17°40′03″S 62°47′27″W / 17.66750°S 62.79083°W / -17.66750; -62.79083
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Santa Cruz.svg Santa Cruz Department
Province Andrés Ibáñez Province
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,141

Puerto Pailas is a canton and town in the Santa Cruz Department in the South American Andean Republic of Bolivia.

Location[edit]

Puerto Pailas is the central town of Puerto Pailas Cantón and is located in Cotoca Municipality in Andrés Ibáñez Province. It is situated at an elevation of 297 m on the left banks of Río Grande, one of the longest rivers in the Bolivian lowlands, which is 1,200 m wide at this place and is spanned by a road bridge here.

Roads[edit]

Puerto Pailas is located 47 kilometers north-east of the departmental capital Santa Cruz. From Santa Cruz the tarmac road Ruta 4/Ruta 9 goes east through Cotoca to Puerto Pailas where it crosses the Río Grande and reaches Pailón on the river's eastern banks. From Pailón, Ruta 4 goes further east for another 587 km before it reaches Puerto Suárez on the Brazilian border, while Ruta 9 goes north to Guayaramerin after 1175 km.

At Puerto Pailas, a dirt road leaves the Rutas 4 and 9 in north-westerly direction and goes 4 km to the neighbouring town Montero Hoyos.

Population[edit]

The population of the place has increased rapidly over the past two decades.
The town had 1,621 inhabitants at the 1992 census,[1] then 2,301 at the 2001 census,[2] and has now 3,141 inhabitants (2009 est.).[3]
Due to the population movements over the past decades, the region has a certain amount of Quechua population, in Puerto Pailas Municipality 17.8 percent of the population speak the Quechua language.

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Coordinates: 17°40′S 62°47′W / 17.667°S 62.783°W / -17.667; -62.783