El Torno (Santa Cruz)

El Torno (also: Sargento del Torno or Santiago del Torno ) is a small town in the department of Santa Cruz in the South American Andes State of Bolivia.

Location in near space

El Torno is a central place of the district ( bolivian: Municipio) El Torno and is located in the southwestern part of the province of Andrés Ibáñez at an altitude of 529 m on the right bank of the Rio Pirai.


El Torno, a semihumides sultry humid tropical climate with low day and night variations in temperatures.

The average annual temperature of the region is about 24 ° C (see climate chart El Torno), the average monthly temperatures vary between 20 ° C in June and July and 26 ° C from November to February. The annual rainfall is in the long-term average about 1100 mm, with a short dry season from July to September, with monthly rainfall of less than 50 mm is facing an extended humidity time, sometimes significantly beyond the November-March the monthly values ​​over 100 mm.

Traffic network

El Torno is located at a distance of 32 kilometers of road south west of Santa Cruz, the capital of the department.

From Santa Cruz from the paved highway Ruta 7 via the villages of La Guardia, San Jose and Santa Rita to El Torno and continue west to Cochabamba.


The population of the town has increased in recent decades to a multiple of: