Riberalta

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Riberalta
Town and municipality
Street in Riberalta
Street in Riberalta
Riberalta is located in Bolivia
Riberalta
Riberalta
Location of Riberalta town in Bolivia
Coordinates: 10°59′S 66°6′W / 10.983°S 66.100°W / -10.983; -66.100
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Beni.svg Beni Department
Province Vaca Díez Province
Settled 1897
Area
 • Total 20.1 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Elevation 144 m (472 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 97,982
 • Density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Area code(s) +591 2
Website Official website

Riberalta is a town in the Beni Department in northern Bolivia, situated where the Madre de Dios River joins the Beni River. Riberalta is on the south (south east) bank of the Beni River.

The town is the capital of the Vaca Díez Province and Riberalta Municipality.[1] The area is in the Amazon Basin.

The town population is 78,100 (2006 official estimate).

Climate[edit]

This area typically has a pronounced dry season. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Riberalta has a tropical savanna climate, abbreviated "Aw" on climate maps.[2]

Climate data for Riberalta, Bolivia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32.6
(90.8)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
20
(68)
19
(66)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22.1
(71.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 264
(10.39)
252
(9.92)
258
(10.16)
152
(5.98)
87
(3.43)
31
(1.22)
19
(0.75)
22
(0.87)
71
(2.8)
153
(6.02)
178
(7.01)
253
(9.96)
1,740
(68.5)
Avg. precipitation days 20 19 20 14 9 5 4 4 7 12 15 19 148
Source: World Climate Guide [3]

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Coordinates: 11°0′46″S 66°3′26″W / 11.01278°S 66.05722°W / -11.01278; -66.05722