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)
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)