Ignacio Warnes Province

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Ignacio Warnes is a province in the central part of the Department of Santa Cruz in the lowlands of the South American Andean Republic of Bolivia.

The province is named after Colonel Ignacio Warnes (1772-1816), a commander in the South American war of independence.


The province is one of fifteen provinces in the department of Santa Cruz. It is bounded on the northwest by the province Obispo Santistevan, on the west by the province of Sara, on the south by the province of Andrés Ibáñez, and on the east by the province Ñuflo de Chávez.

It extends between 17 ° and 17 ° 42 ' south latitude and 62 ° 42' and 63 ° 14 ' west longitude, their east-west extent is 70 km, its north-south extent of 85 km. The province is bordered by the Rio Pirai the west and the Rio Grande in the east.

It has a size of 1216 square kilometers.


The population of the province Ignacio Warnes has risen in the past two decades to nearly three times:

The population of the province is Ignacio in recent years from 38 285 ( census 1992) over 54,593 ( 2001 census ) to an estimated 60 705 (2005) increased population.

46.2 percent of the population are younger than 15 years. 95.2 percent of the population speak Spanish, Quechua 14.2 percent, 4.1 percent and 1.3 percent, Aymara and Guaraní.

41.9 percent of the population have no access to electricity, 47.9 percent have no sanitary facilities (1992).

88.4 percent of the population are Catholics, 8.8 percent are Protestant (1992).


The Ignacio Warnes Province is divided into the following two counties ( bolivian: municipios ):

  • Municipio Warnes - 52 887 inhabitants (Update 2010)