Guarayos Province

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Location in Bolivia
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Main data
Capital Ascención de Guarayos
Area 20,293[1] km²
Population 31,577 (2001)
Population density 0.9 inhabitants/km² (2001)
ISO 3166-2 BO.SC.GR

Guarayos is a province in the northwestern parts of the Bolivian Santa Cruz Department.


Guarayos is one of fifteen provinces in the Santa Cruz Department. It borders Beni Department in the north and northwest, Ichilo Province and Obispo Santistevan Province in the southwest, and Ñuflo de Chávez Province in the south and east.

The Province is situated between 13° 58' and 16° 30' south, and 62° 29' and 64° 44' west, its extension from east to west is up to 320 km, from north to west circa 380 km.


Part of the province is inhabited by indigenous people, called Guarayos "savages". The current indigenous inhabitants seem to have settled here beginning with the 16th century. The province's population went up from 17,697 (census 1992)[1] to 31,577 (census 2001) and 38,448 (estimation 2005).


The province consists of three municipalities which are further subdivided into cantons.

Section Municipality Seat
1st Ascención de Guarayos Municipality Ascención de Guarayos
2nd El Puente Municipality El Puente
3rd Urubichá Municipality Urubichá

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Prefectura Santa Cruz

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Coordinates: 15°19′59″S 63°30′00″W / 15.333°S 63.500°W / -15.333; -63.500