San Joaquín, Bolivia

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San Joaquín
town
San Joaquín is located in Bolivia
San Joaquín
San Joaquín
Location of San Ignacio in Bolivia
Coordinates: 13°02′29″S 64°40′05″W / 13.04139°S 64.66806°W / -13.04139; -64.66806
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Beni.svg Beni Department
Province Mamoré Province
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (est. 2009)
 • Total 4,589

San Joaquín is a small agricultural town in the Beni Department in the Bolivian lowlands.

Location[edit]

San Joaquín is the administrative capital of Mamoré Province and is situated at an elevation of 142 m above sea level at Río Machupo, which flows to Río Iténez. San Joaquín is located 220 km north of Trinidad, the department's capital.

Geography[edit]

San Joaquín is located in the Moxos Plains (Llanos de Moxos), at 100,000 km² one of the greatest wetlands of the Earth. Main vegetation in the area of San Joaquín is the tropical savanna. The yearly precipitation of the region is 1,600 mm, with a distinct dry season from May to September. Monthly average temperatures vary from 24 °C und 29 °C over the year.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for San Joaquin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(92)
34
(93)
34
(94)
33
(92)
31
(88)
34
(93)
34
(93)
35
(95)
36
(97)
36
(96)
33
(92)
33
(91)
33.8
(93)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
18
(65)
19
(67)
18
(65)
18
(64)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(71)
23
(73)
20.6
(69.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 234
(9.2)
221
(8.7)
165
(6.5)
100
(4)
48
(1.9)
20
(0.8)
13
(0.5)
28
(1.1)
58
(2.3)
137
(5.4)
147
(5.8)
216
(8.5)
1,387
(54.7)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Population[edit]

Over the past two decades, the town's population has risen by circa 30%, from 3,489 (census 1992) to 4,094 (census 2001) and 4,589 (2009 estimate).[2] San Joaquin has been the site of a Machupo virus or Bolivian Hemorragic Fever outbreak in the 1960s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for San Joaquin, Bolivia". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  2. ^ World Gazetteer

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°02′29″S 64°40′05″W / 13.04139°S 64.66806°W / -13.04139; -64.66806 (San Ignacio de Moxos)