San Borja, Bolivia

San Borja is a town in the Beni Department in the South American Andes State of Bolivia.

Location in near space

San Borja is a central place of the district ( bolivian: municipality ) in the Province of San Borja Ballivián. The city lies at an altitude of 197 m on the left bank of the Río Maniqui, a tributary of the Río Rapulo, which flows into the Río Mamoré.


San Borja is located in the Bolivian lowlands, about 50 kilometers east of the Sierra Muchanes, a portion of the Vorgebirgsketten of the Cordillera Oriental. The region's climate is tropical and humid all year round, the original vegetation is the tropical rain forest.

The mean average temperature of the region is 26 ° C (see climate chart San Borja ) and varies only slightly between 23 ° C in June and July and about 27 ° C from October to March. The annual rainfall is 1800 mm, with moderate rainfall of 60 to 70 month mm from June to September and a pronounced rainy season from December to March with monthly rainfall of 200-300 mm.

In the wider area of the city of the Biosphere Reserve Estacion del Biologico Beni lies.

Traffic network

San Borja is located at a distance of 230 kilometers of road west of Trinidad, the capital of the department.

The city is located on the 600- kilometer highway Route 3 from La Paz to Trinidad. The road is largely unpaved up on a fifty- kilometer section east of La Paz and therefore not always easy to navigate depending on weather conditions. It runs from La Paz Cotapata, Sapecho and Yucumo on a 372 km long distance to San Borja and on about San Ignacio de Moxos to Trinidad. Nearest large town is Rurrenabaque, one hundred kilometers north-west of San Borja.

In the eastern part of the town of Capitán Germán Quiroga Guardia Airport is a paved runway of 1800 m in length, which is served by the airline Línea Aérea Amaszonas and connects the city with Trinidad and Rurrenabaque.


The population of the city has increased in the past three and a half decades to several times:

Despite the high level of immigration over the past decades, the city still has a significant proportion of indigenous population, 17.7 percent of the population of the municipality of San Borja speak local indigenous languages.