Manchester, Bolivia

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Manchester is located in Bolivia
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 11°33′S 68°04′W / 11.550°S 68.067°W / -11.550; -68.067
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Pando.svg Pando Department
Province Nicolás Suárez Province
Elevation 603 ft (184 m)
Time zone UTC−4

Manchester is a remote town in the Pando Department of northern Bolivia, on the banks of the Manuripi River in Bolivian Amazonia. Manchester is about 60 miles (97 km) from the Department capital, Cobija.

Anthony Webster-James, a metallurgical engineer from Manchester, England, set up a rubber smelter in the area, in association with Simon Patino, towards the end of the 19th century. A workers' settlement grew up around the facility, which Webster-James named Manchester, after his hometown. As there are few metalled roads in the region, most goods and people are transported by river.[1]


  1. ^ Cookson 2002, pp. 16–17
  • Cookson, Roy (2002), A World of Manchesters, Castherman Books, ISBN 0-9542404-0-5 

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