San Ramón, Beni

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San Ramón, Beni
San Ramón, Beni is located in Bolivia
San Ramón, Beni
San Ramón, Beni
Location within Bolivia
Coordinates: 13°16′02″S 64°37′02″W / 13.26722°S 64.61722°W / -13.26722; -64.61722
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Beni.svg Beni Department
Province Mamoré Province
Municipality San Ramón Municipality
Canton San Ramón Canton
Elevation 456 ft (139 m)
Population (2009)est.
 • Total 5,385

San Ramón is a small town in the Beni Department in Bolivia.

Location[edit]

San Ramón is the seat of the San Ramón Municipality and is situated in the San Ramón Canton in Mamoré Province. The town is located at an elevation of 139 m on the right banks of Río Machupo, a headwater of Iténez River. San Ramón is bordered to the east by "Laguna Grande" (Great Lake), which has a length of 2,600 m and a width of 1,600 m.

Geography[edit]

San Ramón is situated in the Bolivian Lowlands in the Moxos Plains, at more than 100,000 square kilometers one of the largest wetlands worldwide. The ecosystem of the San Ramón region is that of the tropical savanna. The yearly precipitation in this region is circa 1,600 mm,[1] with a distinct dry season from May to September. The monthly temperature averages over the year are between 24°C and 29°C.

Transport network[edit]

San Ramón is located 211 km north of Trinidad, the Department's capital.
San Ramón is passed by the Bolivian interstate Ruta 9, which crosses the complete Bolivian lowlands and connects Guayaramerin in the north on the Brazilian border with Yacuiba in the south on the Argentine border. Starting at Guayaramerin it passes Paraíso, Puerto Siles and San Joaquín before it reaches San Ramón and continues along San Pedro and San Javier to the capital Trinidad. From San Ramón a secondary road leads to the east and passes Magdalena and Bella Vista at Río Iténez before it reaches the Brazilian border.

On the eastern edge of San Ramón there is San Ramón Airport with a 1,930 m dirt strip, which is registered as SLRA in the ICAO airport code.

Population[edit]

Over the past two decades, the population figure has risen by 60 percent.
It amounted to 3,427 inhabitants at the 1992 census,[2] 4,431 inhabitants at the 2001 census,[3] and is estimated by 5,385 inhabitants at 2009.[4]

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Coordinates: 13°16′02″S 64°37′02″W / 13.26722°S 64.61722°W / -13.26722; -64.61722