San Borja, Bolivia

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San Borja
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San Borja is located in Bolivia
San Borja
San Borja
Location in Bolivia
Coordinates: 14°51′30″S 66°44′51″W / 14.85833°S 66.74750°W / -14.85833; -66.74750Coordinates: 14°51′30″S 66°44′51″W / 14.85833°S 66.74750°W / -14.85833; -66.74750
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Beni.svg Beni Department
Province José Ballivián Province
Municipality San Borja Municipality
Canton San Borja Canton
Elevation 197 m (646 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 24,610
Area code(s) +591 3895
San Borja airport

San Borja is a town in the Beni Department in northern Bolivia.


San Borja is the seat of the San Borja Municipality, the second municipal section of the José Ballivián Province.[2] The town is located at an elevation of 197 m on the left bank of Río Maniqui, a tributary of Río Rapulo which flows into Río Mamoré.


By road, San Borja is situated 230 km west of the department's capital, Trinidad.
San Borja is connected towards the southwest with Yucumo situated on the road and a bus route La Paz - Yolosa/Coroico - Caranavi - Rurrenabaque. Yucumo is halfway between Caranavi and Rurrenabaque. Towards the east of San Borja Route 3 leads to San Ignacio de Moxos and farther to Trinidad, the capital of the Beni Department.

The airport of San Borja has regular services from two airlines: Línea Aérea Amaszonas and TAM - Transporte Aéreo Militar (the Bolivian Military Airline)


The town's population has increased strongly over the past three decades:

  • 1976: 4,613 inhabitants (census)[3]
  • 1992: 11,072 inhabitants (census)[4]
  • 2001: 16,273 inhabitants (census)[5]
  • 2010: 24,610 inhabitants (est.)[6]

In spite of high migration figures over the past decades, the town still has a noteworthy percentage of indigenous population; 17.7 percent of the San Borja Municipality population speak local indigenous languages.[7]



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