Tarija Department

- 21.583333333333 - 63.833333333333Koordinaten: 21 ° 35 ' S, 63 ° 50 ' W

The department of Tarija in southern Bolivia is on the border with Argentina and Paraguay.


The area is with crystal clear water and the cheerful and open-minded population often referred to as Andalusia Bolivia because of the predominantly mild climate, the fertile valleys, the vast plains, the rivers.


The population of the department of Tarija has risen over the past sixty years to about five times:

About twenty indigenous ethnic groups inhabit the region with a size 20-1500 members. The largest group are the Guaraní. Capital city with 214 304 inhabitants ( update 2010) is the city of Tarija in the central western part of the department.


The Department is divided into six provinces, which are named after famous people, in part:

Largest cities


Comprehensive income in the regional elections of April 4, 2010 at the department of Tarija:


Huge vineyards bring forth a full-bodied wine, which is also known beyond the Bolivian borders. Through the Rio Guadalquivir and the Pilcomayo River, the region is one of the most important fish resources of the country.


Villa Montes is the venue of the International Fish Festival. Here fishing is a popular pastime. Sport must also be operated only with fishhooks. The city Yacuiba forms, together with Poconé the starting point for visits to the Pantanal and connects the region with Argentina. Tomatitas is a Naturheilort with sunny beaches to the rivers flowing together here Río Guadalquivir River Erquis. The extensive and wooded parkland is ideal for camping and can be visited throughout the year. The 40 m high waterfall Chorros de Jurina is at the foot of a vapor cloud that shimmers depending on the sun in a different color. The two rivers Chorro Blanco and Negro Chorro emerge from the waterfall, flowing through a breathtaking landscape.

In San Lorenzo the nation's hero Don Eustaquio "Moto" Méndez was born. The museum Casa del Moto Méndez is named after him. In its interior items from the personal property of the freedom fighter and the weapons used at that time are kept. The Church in San Francisco dates back to 1709 and still holds the original architecture. For sunbathing and swimming invite the lagoons of Coimata. They are made of waterfalls situated amidst untouched nature. San Jacinto with its lake is famous for its canoe competitions, the village Erquis is suitable for hunting and fishing. Prehistoric rock paintings found in the caves of Padcaya. The tropical sugar cane town of Bermejo on the border with Argentina is known for its hunting and fishing. In this place also the Festival Internacional del Lapacho takes place.