San Ignacio de Moxos

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San Ignacio de Moxos
Town and municipality
San Ignacio de Moxos is located in Bolivia
San Ignacio de Moxos
San Ignacio de Moxos
Location of San Ignacio in Bolivia
Coordinates: 14°59′46″S 65°38′24″W / 14.99611°S 65.64000°W / -14.99611; -65.64000
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Beni.svg Beni Department
Province Moxos Province
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Population (est. 2008)
 • Total 14,215

San Ignacio de Moxos (short: San Ignacio) is a town in the Beni Department of northern Bolivia.


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 14,215 (2008 estimate).[1]


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.[2]

Date Began Date Ended Governor Party Notes
Jan 2005 2006 Sixto Vejarano Congo CPEM-B Former President, Subcentral of TIMI[3]
8 Aug 2006 Elizabeth Zelada PODEMOS Came to power after no-confidence vote by the Council in Vejerano[4]
30 May 2010 Basilio Nolvani Nojune MAS-IPSP Won 51.5% in April election

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Coordinates: 14°59′46″S 65°38′24″W / 14.99611°S 65.64000°W / -14.99611; -65.64000 (San Ignacio de Moxos)