Santa Rosa Municipality, Beni

The municipality of Santa Rosa de Yacuma (short: Santa Rosa ) is a district in the department of Beni in the South American Andes State of Bolivia.

Location in near space

The municipality of Santa Rosa is one of four Municipalities of the province Ballivián and is located in the northeastern part of the province. It is bordered to the west by the municipality of Reyes, on the south by the municipality of San Borja, on the east by the province Yacuma, and to the north by the province Vaca Díez.

The largest town and administrative center in the municipality is the town of Santa Rosa with 4,319 inhabitants ( 2001) in the southern part of the municipality.


By municipality in the southern part flows from west to east of the Río Yacuma, in the central part of west to east of the Río Yata, and in the west on the border with the municipality of Reyes in the north of the Río Biata. In the southwest of the province on the border with the municipality of Reyes is the freshwater lake Laguna Rogagua.


The municipality of Santa Rosa is located east of the Cordillera Oriental in the Bolivian lowlands between the river systems of the Río Beni and the Río Mamoré which flow north into the Amazon lowlands. The region's climate is tropical and humid throughout the year, the monthly rainfall can reach values ​​between 200 and 300 mm from December to March (see climate chart Rurrenabaque ). The average annual temperature is 26 ° C and varies only slightly between 23 ° C in June / July and nearly 28 ° C in November / December.


The population of the municipality of Santa Rosa has risen in the past two decades by about 50 percent:

The population density of the municipality was the last census in 2001 at 0.9 inhabitants / km ², the proportion of the urban population is 44.6 percent.

The life expectancy of newborns in 2001 was 66.1 years.

The literacy rate for those over 19 years is 87.6 percent, and 91.9 percent, although in men and 82.8 percent for women ( 2001).



The municipality consists of only a single canton ( cantón ):

  • Canton of Santa Rosa de Yacuma