Madre de Dios Province

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Madre de Dios
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A view of El Sena, Madre de Dios Province
Location in Bolivia
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General Data
Capital Puerto Gonzalo Moreno
Area 10,879 km²
Population 9,521 (2001)
Density 0.9 inhabitants/km² (2001)
ISO 3166-2 BO.PA.MD
Pando Department
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Madre de Dios (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaðɾe ðe ðjos]) is one of the five provinces of the Bolivian Pando department and is situated in the southern parts of the department. Its name derives from Madre de Dios River on the northern border of the province.


Madre de Dios province is located between 10° 54' and 12° 28' South and between 66° 05' and 67° 58' West. It extends over a length of 390 km from northeast to southwest, and up to 150 km from northwest to southeast.

It is situated in the Amazon lowlands of Bolivia and borders Manuripi Province in the north, La Paz Department in the southwest, and Beni Department in the southeast.


The population of Federico Román Province has increased by 50% over the recent two decades:

  • 1992: 8,097 inhabitants (census)
  • 2001: 9,521 inhabitants (census)
  • 2005: 11,220 inhabitants (est.)[1]
  • 2010: 12,290 inhabitants (est.)[2]

49.8% of the population are younger than 15 years old. (1992)

99.3% of the population speak Spanish, 0.7% speak Quechua, 0.1% Aymara, and 5.6 speak other indigenous languages . (1992)

The literacy rate of the province's population is 82.4%. (1992)

94.7% of the population have no access to electricity, 71.8% have no sanitary facilities. (1992)

80.2% of the population are Catholics, 18.8% are Protestants. (1992)


The province comprises three municipios:

Places of interest[edit]


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística - Proyecciones
  3. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 11°50′S 67°10′W / 11.833°S 67.167°W / -11.833; -67.167