Andrés Ibáñez Province
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, situated at the Piray River
Location of the Andrés Ibáñez Province within Bolivia
Provinces of the Santa Cruz Department
|Department||Santa Cruz Department|
|Foundation||December 6, 1944|
|Capital||Santa Cruz de la Sierra|
|• Total||1,861 sq mi (4,821 km2)|
|Elevation||1,365 ft (416 m)|
|• Density||677/sq mi (261.5/km2)|
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.
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.
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.
|Capital Municipality||Santa Cruz Municipality||1,135,526||Santa Cruz de la Sierra|
|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)
- 2001: 1,260,549 inhabitants (census)
- 2005: 1,526,187 inhabitants (est.)
- 2010: 1,841,282 inhabitants (est.)
40.1% of the population are younger than 15 years old. (1992)
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
- General map of province
- Detailed map of province towns and rivers
- Population data (Spanish)
- Social data (Spanish)