San Jose de Chiquitos

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San Jose de Chiquitos
Jesuit Reduction Church in San José de Chiquitos (restored by Hans Roth)
Jesuit Reduction Church in San José de Chiquitos (restored by Hans Roth )
Basic data
Residents (state) 11,874 inhabitants (2012 census)
rank Rank 47
height 300  m
Post Code 07-0501-0102-1001
Telephone code (+591)
Coordinates 17 ° 51 ′  S , 60 ° 45 ′  W Coordinates: 17 ° 51 ′  S , 60 ° 45 ′  W
San José de Chiquitos (Bolivia)
San Jose de Chiquitos
San Jose de Chiquitos
Department Santa Cruz
province Chiquitos Province
Climate diagram San José de Chiquitos
Climate diagram San José de Chiquitos

San José de Chiquitos (short: San José ) is a small town in the Santa Cruz Department in the South American Andean state of Bolivia .

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 300  m 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.

Transport network

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:

year Residents source
1969 approx. 1 900 census
1992 8 483 census
2001 9 211 census
2012 11 874 census

UNESCO world heritage

The city is known for one of the Jesuit reductions of the Chiquitos , which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 .

Individual evidence

  1. Population Statistics
  2. ^ INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 1992
  3. ^ INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística Bolivia 2001
  4. 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. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos ( English )

Web links

Commons : San José de Chiquitos  - collection of images, videos and audio files