La Esperanza (Riberalta)

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La Esperanza
Basic data
Residents (state) 472 pop. (2012 census)
height 150  m
Post Code 08-0201-0102-1001
Telephone code (+591)
Coordinates 11 ° 4 ′  S , 66 ° 3 ′  W Coordinates: 11 ° 4 ′  S , 66 ° 3 ′  W
La Esperanza (Bolivia)
La Esperanza
La Esperanza
Department Beni
province Province of Vaca Díez
Climate diagram Riberalta
Climate diagram Riberalta

La Esperanza ( Spanish for "hope") is a town in the Beni department in the lowlands of the South American Andean state of Bolivia .

Location in the vicinity

La Esperanza is the third largest town in the district ( Bolivian : Municipio ) Riberalta in the province of Vaca Díez . The village is located at an altitude of 150  m directly south of the city of Riberalta on a silted oxbow lake of the Río Beni . Today the place is 4 kilometers from the river.


La Esperanza is located in the Bolivian part of the Amazon basin in the northern corner of the country near the border with Brazil.

The average annual temperature in the region is 26 ° C and fluctuates only slightly between 25 ° C in May and 27–28 ° C from December to February (see climate diagram Riberalta). The annual precipitation is about 1,300 mm, with a pronounced dry season from June to August with monthly precipitation below 20 mm, and a humidity period from December to January with monthly precipitation of more than 200 mm.


The population of the village has almost quadrupled in the past two decades:

year Residents source
1992 126 census
2001 381 census
2012 472 census

Transport network

La Esperanza is located at a distance of 880 kilometers by road north of Trinidad , the capital of the Beni department.

From Trinidad, the Ruta 3 trunk road leads west via San Ignacio de Moxos and San Borja to Yucumo, 280 kilometers away, and further towards La Paz . In Yucumo , Ruta 8 branches off to the north in the direction of Rurrenabaque and reaches La Esperanza after 600 kilometers.

The distance to Riberalta , however, is only 7 kilometers.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 1992
  2. ^ INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 2001
  3. INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 2012 ( Memento of the original from July 22, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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