Puerto Suárez

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Puerto Suárez is an important inland river port and municipality in Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. It is located 10 km west of the border with Brazil.

Location[edit]

Puerto Suárez is located in the province of Germán Busch, Santa Cruz Department and situated by Laguna Cáceres which is connected to the important Río Paraguay and Río Paraná waterway by the Tamengo Canal.

Transport[edit]

The municipality is connected to the city of Santa Cruz in the west and Brazil in the east by major roads and rail-links as well as by an airport.

In 2013, a railway connection to the Peruvian port of Ilo was proposed.

Population[edit]

The town was founded on November 10, 1875 by Miguel Suárez Arana. The population was 11,564 (2001 census) and has increased to 12,546 (2007 estimate), some sources even say 20-22,000.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Puerto Suarez
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(92)
33
(92)
33
(92)
30
(86)
27
(81)
28
(82)
27
(81)
29
(84)
32
(89)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(92)
30.9
(87.8)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(71)
21
(69)
18
(64)
16
(60)
16
(61)
14
(58)
15
(59)
18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
22
(71)
18.7
(65.4)
Precipitation cm (inches) 15
(6)
15.7
(6.2)
9.4
(3.7)
5.8
(2.3)
4.1
(1.6)
3
(1.2)
2.8
(1.1)
2
(0.8)
4.3
(1.7)
7.4
(2.9)
11.2
(4.4)
11.7
(4.6)
92.4
(36.5)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Puerto Suarez, Bolivia". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 18°58′00″S 57°47′53″W / 18.96667°S 57.79806°W / -18.96667; -57.79806