Yacuíba

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Yacuiba
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Yacuiba is located in Bolivia
Yacuiba
Yacuiba
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 22°00′55″S 63°40′38″W / 22.01528°S 63.67722°W / -22.01528; -63.67722
Country  Bolivia
Department Tarija
Province Gran Chaco
Municipality Yacuiba Municipality
Canton Yacuiba Canton
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 97,296
Website Official website

Yacuiba is a city in southern Bolivia and the capital city of Gran Chaco Province in the Tarija Department. It lies three kilometers from the Argentine border. It has a population of approximately 80,000 and lies 620–680 m (2,034–2,231 ft) above sea level. Yacuiba is one of the cities of fast growth population in Bolivia due to the commerce and boom in hydrocarbon exploitation. It was part of Salta Province of Argentina until its cession to Bolivia in 1900.

Due to its position on the frontier, Yacuiba is a major center of commerce. Across the border lies Salvador Mazza, with which it forms a conurbation.

The town has direct connections by road with both Tarija and Santa Cruz. It also has an international airport (BYC). Although, Yacuiba has still a low population it managed to obtain one football team in the Bolivian professional league, Petrolero.

Etymology[edit]

The city's name is derived from the Guaraní yaku-iba, meaning roughly "fowls' watering hole"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.