Chiquitos Province

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Chiquitos
Province
Road in Santa Cruz la Vieja historical park with the mountain Turubó in the background, San José Municipality, Chiquitos Province
Road in Santa Cruz la Vieja historical park with the mountain Turubó in the background, San José Municipality, Chiquitos Province
Flag of Chiquitos
Flag
Location of Chiquitos Province within Bolivia
Location of Chiquitos Province within Bolivia
Provinces of Santa Cruz Department
Provinces of Santa Cruz Department
Coordinates: 18°0′S 60°0′W / 18.000°S 60.000°W / -18.000; -60.000
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Santa Cruz Department
Cantons 9
Foundation January 23, 1826
Capital San José de Chiquitos
Area
 • Total 12,135 sq mi (31,429 km2)
Elevation 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 59,754
 • Density 5/sq mi (1.9/km2)
Area code(s) BO.SC.CQ
Website www.santacruz.gob.bo

Chiquitos Province is one of the fifteen provinces of the Bolivian Santa Cruz Department, situated in the center of the department. Its capital is San José de Chiquitos.

The province was created on January 23, 1826, during the presidency of marshal Antonio José de Sucre.

It forms the so-called "Gran Chiquitania" together with José Miguel de Velasco Province, Ñuflo de Chávez Province, Ángel Sandoval Province, and Germán Busch Province.

Location[edit]

Chiquitos Province is located between 17° 00' and 18° 37' South and between 58° 54' and 62° 45' West. It extends over 500 km from West to East, and up to 220 km from North to South.

The province is situated in the Bolivian lowlands and borders Ñuflo de Chávez Province in the northwest, Andrés Ibáñez Province in the west, Cordillera Province in the south, Germán Busch Province in the southeast, Ángel Sandoval Province in the east, and José Miguel de Velasco Province in the north.

Division[edit]

Chiquitos Province comprises three municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st San José de Chiquitos Municipality San José de Chiquitos
2nd Pailón Municipality Pailón
3rd Roboré Municipality Roboré

Population[edit]

The population of Chiquitos Province has increased by circa 15% over the recent five years, from 59,754 inhabitants (2001 census) to 68,445 inhabitants (2005 est.).[1]

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Coordinates: 18°00′S 60°00′W / 18.000°S 60.000°W / -18.000; -60.000