San Ignacio de Moxos
|San Ignacio de Moxos|
|Town and municipality|
|Elevation||472 ft (144 m)|
|Population (2012 Census)|
San Ignacio de Moxos was founded in 1689 by the Jesuit missionaries Antonio de Orellana, Juan de Espejo and Alvaro de Mendoza. Its first location was 20 miles south of the current location of San Ignacio.
San Ignacio is the capital of the Moxos Province and is situated at an elevation of 144 m above sea level at Laguna Isiboro, a lake of 20 km² west of the town. San Ignacio is located 100 km south-west of Trinidad, the department's capital.
It is served by San Ignacio de Moxos Airport.
The town population has risen from 4,832 (census 1992) to 9,064 (census 2001) and 10,054 (census 2012).
The current mayor of San Ignacio de Moxos is Basilio Nolvani Nojune (of the MAS-IPSP party), who was elected in the 4 April 2010 elections and took office in late May 2010.
|Date Began||Date Ended||Governor||Party||Notes|
|Jan 2005||2006||Sixto Vejarano Congo||CPEM-B||Former President, Subcentral of TIMI|
|8 Aug 2006||Elizabeth Zelada||PODEMOS||Came to power after no-confidence vote by the Council in Vejerano|
|30 May 2010||Basilio Nolvani Nojune||MAS-IPSP||Won 51.5% in April election|
- "San Ignacio de Moxos declara Huésped de Honor a Evo Morales en celebración del 321 aniversario". Los Tiempos. 2010-07-31. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
- "http://www.cipca.org.bo/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=749:zdpa&catid=82:zdpa&Itemid=127," CIPCA Website, 17 January 2005.
- "Elizabeth Zelada, la nueva alcaldesa de San Ignacio de Mojos," CIPCA Website, 16 August 2005.