San Jose de Chiquitos
|San Jose de Chiquitos|
Jesuit Reduction Church in San José de Chiquitos (restored by Hans Roth )
|Residents (state)||11,874 inhabitants (2012 census)|
Climate diagram San José de Chiquitos
Location in the vicinity
San José is the central place of the district ( Bolivian : Municipio ) San José de Chiquitos and capital of the province of Chiquitos and is located in the center of the province at an altitude of east of the departmental capital Santa Cruz , with which it is connected by a railway line.
The original Santa Cruz was about 10 km east of the present city of San José between 1560 and 1592 before being moved west to its present location in 1592. Around 1750, the San José de Chiquitos Mission was founded at the old site of Santa Cruz .
South of San José rises a ninety kilometer long ridge, which rises to 808 meters between San José and Taperas in Cerro Botija and reaches a height of over 600 meters near San José. The climate of the region is subtropical and semi-humid , the plain directly north of San José is humid and crossed by numerous streams, so that it has so far hardly been developed agriculturally.
The annual average temperature of the region is 25.5 ° C (see climate diagram San José de Chiquitos), with monthly average temperatures between just under 28 ° C in October and November and below 22 ° C in June. The annual precipitation is 918 mm, the average humidity is 68 percent. The dry season from July to September contrasts with a pronounced wet season from November to March.
San José de Chiquitos is located at a distance of 277 kilometers by road east of Santa Cruz , the capital of the department.
The 1,657-kilometer Ruta 4 highway runs through San José and crosses the country from the Chilean to the Brazilian border in a west-east direction . The road leads via Patacamaya , Cochabamba and Villa Tunari to Santa Cruz and from there on via Cotoca and Pailón to San José de Chiquitos and via Roboré to Puerto Suárez .
The population of the village has increased several times over in the past decades:
|1969||approx. 1 900||census|
UNESCO world heritage
- Population Statistics
- INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 1992
- INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 2001
- INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 2012 ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos ( English )
- Topographic map of the San José de Chiquitos region 1: 100,000 (PDF; 9.4 MB)
- Relief map of the San José de Chiquitos region 1: 250,000 (PDF; 7.71 MB)
- Municipio San José de Chiquitos - General Maps No. 70501
- Municipio San José de Chiquitos - detailed map and population data (PDF; 2.59 MB) ( Spanish )
- Department Santa Cruz - Social data of the municipalities (PDF; 4.99 MB) ( Spanish )
- Description of the Jesuit reduction San José de Chiquitos (UNESCO World Heritage) with pictures and information ( English )