San Borja, Bolivia
|Province||José Ballivián Province|
|Municipality||San Borja Municipality|
|Canton||San Borja Canton|
|Elevation||197 m (646 ft)|
|Area code(s)||+591 3895|
San Borja is the seat of the San Borja Municipality, the second municipal section of the José Ballivián Province. 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 town's population has increased strongly over the past three decades:
- 1976: 4,613 inhabitants (census)
- 1992: 11,072 inhabitants (census)
- 2001: 16,273 inhabitants (census)
- 2010: 24,610 inhabitants (est.)
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.
- www.mirabolivia.com/mapas (four different types)
- www.mirabolivia.com/mapa_muestra.php?id_mapa=12 (road map sheet showing San Borja and Yucumo)
- World Gazetteer
- Municipalities of Bolivia at www.editorialox.com
- Thomas Brinkhoff: City Population
- Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia (INE) 1992
- Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia (INE) 2001[permanent dead link]
- World Gazetteer Archived 2012-09-10 at WebCite
- Indicadores Sociodemográficos 1992-2001 Archived 2009-03-20 at the Wayback Machine.