San Borja, Bolivia

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San Borja
Town
San Borja, Bolivia aerial.jpg
San Borja is located in Bolivia
San Borja
San Borja
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 14°51′30″S 66°44′51″W / 14.85833°S 66.74750°W / -14.85833; -66.74750Coordinates: 14°51′30″S 66°44′51″W / 14.85833°S 66.74750°W / -14.85833; -66.74750
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Beni.svg Beni Department
Province José Ballivián Province
Municipality San Borja Municipality
Canton San Borja Canton
Elevation 197 m (646 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 24,610
Area code(s) +591 3895
San Borja airport

San Borja is a town in the Beni Department in northern Bolivia.

Location[edit]

San Borja is the seat of the San Borja Municipality, the second municipal section of the José Ballivián Province.[2] The town is located at an elevation of 197 m on the left bank of Río Maniqui, a tributary of Río Rapulo which flows into Río Mamoré.

Transport[edit]

By road, San Borja is situated 230 km west of the department's capital, Trinidad.
San Borja is connected towards the southwest with Yucumo situated on the road and a bus route La Paz - Yolosa/Coroico - Caranavi - Rurrenabaque. Yucumo is halfway between Caranavi and Rurrenabaque. Towards the east of San Borja Route 3 leads to San Ignacio de Moxos and farther to Trinidad, the capital of the Beni Department.

The airport of San Borja has regular services from two airlines: Línea Aérea Amaszonas and TAM - Transporte Aéreo Militar (the Bolivian Military Airline)

Population[edit]

The town's population has increased strongly over the past three decades:

  • 1976: 4,613 inhabitants (census)[3]
  • 1992: 11,072 inhabitants (census)[4]
  • 2001: 16,273 inhabitants (census)[5]
  • 2010: 24,610 inhabitants (est.)[6]

In spite of high migration figures over the past decades, the town still has a noteworthy percentage of indigenous population; 17.7 percent of the San Borja Municipality population speak local indigenous languages.[7]

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