Andrés Ibáñez Province

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Andrés Ibáñez
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, situated at the Piray River
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, situated at the Piray River
Flag of Andrés Ibáñez
Location of the Andrés Ibáñez Province within Bolivia
Location of the Andrés Ibáñez Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Santa Cruz Department
Provinces of the Santa Cruz Department
Coordinates: 17°50′S 63°15′W / 17.833°S 63.250°W / -17.833; -63.250
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Santa Cruz Department
Municipalities 5
Cantons 18
Foundation December 6, 1944
Capital Santa Cruz de la Sierra
 • Total 1,861 sq mi (4,821 km2)
Elevation 1,365 ft (416 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,260,549
 • Density 677/sq mi (261.5/km2)
Area code(s) BO.SC.AI

Andrés Ibáñez Province is one of the fifteen provinces of the Bolivian Santa Cruz Department, situated in the western part of the department. Its capital is Santa Cruz de la Sierra which is also the capital of the department.

The province was created on December 6, 1944, during the presidency of Gualberto Villarroel López.


Andrés Ibáñez Province is located between 17° 30' and 18° 15' South and between 62° 48' and 63° 40' West. It extends over 110 km from west to east, and 90 km from north to south.

The province is situated in the Bolivian lowlands and borders Ignacio Warnes Province and Sara Province in the north, Ichilo Province in the northwest, Florida Province in the southwest, Cordillera Province in the southeast, and Chiquitos Province in the east.


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Andrés Ibáñez Province is situated in an area of a semihumid tropical climate. It is characterized by a very short dry season in the months of July and August and sufficient precipitation during the rest of the year, reaching a maximum in January.

The monthly average temperatures are a tropical 20 to 26°C, with the lowest temperatures in the dry season when nights are slightly colder because the cloud cover is broken. The yearly average temperature is 23.9°C.


Andrés Ibáñez Province comprises five municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Inhabitants (2001) Seat
Capital Municipality Santa Cruz Municipality 1,135,526 Santa Cruz de la Sierra
1st Cotoca Municipality 36,425 Cotoca
2nd Ayacucho Municipality or Porongo Municipality 11,085 Porongo
3rd La Guardia Municipality 39,552 La Guardia
4th El Torno Municipality 37,961 El Torno


The population of Andrés Ibáñez Province has increased by circa 130% over the recent two decades:

  • 1992: 784,678 inhabitants (census)[1]
  • 2001: 1,260,549 inhabitants (census)
  • 2005: 1,526,187 inhabitants (est.)[2]
  • 2010: 1,841,282 inhabitants (est.)[3]

40.1% of the population are younger than 15 years old. (1992)

99.0% of the population speak Spanish, 12.5% speak Quechua, 3.4% Aymara, and 0.8 speak Guaraní. (1992)

6.7% of the employed population work in agriculture, 1.0% in mining, 14.1% in the industrial sector, and 78.2% in general services (2001).

15.7% of the population have no access to electricity, 22.2% have no sanitary facilities. (1992)

86.1% of the population are Catholics, 9.7% are Protestants. (1992)

50% of the population is of European descent

40% of the population is Mestizo.

10% of the population is native to Bolivia


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Coordinates: 17°50′S 63°15′W / 17.833°S 63.250°W / -17.833; -63.250