Camiri

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Camiri
City
San Francisco church in Camiri
San Francisco church in Camiri
Nickname(s): 
"Capital Petrolera de Bolivia"
Camiri is located in Bolivia
Camiri
Camiri
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 20°6′0″S 63°32′0″W / 20.10000°S 63.53333°W / -20.10000; -63.53333Coordinates: 20°6′0″S 63°32′0″W / 20.10000°S 63.53333°W / -20.10000; -63.53333
CountryFlag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Santa Cruz Department
ProvinceCordillera Province
MunicipalityCamiri Municipality
Area
 • Total22 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Land19 km2 (7 sq mi)
 • Water3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation
812 m (2,664 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total35,712
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneGMT-4
Area code(s)+591 3952
ClimateCwa
WebsiteOfficial website

Camiri (Camirito, La Bomba, Choreti, Capital Petrolera de Bolivia) is a city in Bolivia, Santa Cruz Department, Cordillera Province. It is the seat of the Camiri Municipality. The town has an estimated population of 65,897 inhabitants,[1] also known as "Camireños." Camiri is on the banks of the Parapeti River in a small valley surrounded by rolling hills on the east, north, and south, and by the Aguarague mountain range on the west.

Camiri's "Chaco" ecosystem encompasses subtropical dry forests with low canopy, and intense xerophilic overgrowth with a large diversity of wildlife.

On February 3, 2007, local protesters shut down a natural gas pipeline in Camiri that serves southern Bolivia. The protesters were seeking an expansion of the nationalization of the natural gas industry and a renewal of the promise of construction of facilities for YPFB, the national petroleum company.

Climate[edit]

Central park
Statue in the Central park

Camiri has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa).

Climate data for Camiri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
25.1
(77.2)
23.9
(75.0)
21.7
(71.1)
19.8
(67.6)
17.2
(63.0)
17.8
(64.0)
19.9
(67.8)
22.7
(72.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.7
(78.3)
26.0
(78.8)
22.5
(72.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 157
(6.2)
141
(5.6)
111
(4.4)
57
(2.2)
22
(0.9)
13
(0.5)
8
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
16
(0.6)
39
(1.5)
75
(3.0)
146
(5.7)
793
(31.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer Archived 2011-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Climate: Camiri". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 12 April 2014.