Warnes (Santa Cruz)

Warnes is a town in the department of Santa Cruz in the lowlands of the South American Andean Republic of Bolivia. The city is named in honor of Colonel Ignacio Warnes (1772-1816), a commander in the South American war of independence.

Location in near space

Warnes is the seat of the administration of the province Ignacio Warnes and central location of the Canton Warnes in the district ( bolivian: Municipio) Warnes. The city lies at an altitude of 339 m on the right bank of the Río Pirai, 27 km above the mouth of the river near Guenda Portachuelo.


Warnes is located in the humid tropical climate of the eastern edge of the Andes mountain range of the Cordillera Oriental. The region was covered before colonization by subtropical rainforest, but today it is mostly cultivated land.

The mean average temperature of the region is just under 24 ° C (see climate chart ), the monthly values ​​vary between 20 ° C in June / July and 26 ° C from November to February. The annual rainfall is about 1300 mm, the monthly rainfall are productive and are between 35 mm and 200 mm in August in January.

Traffic network

Warnes is located north of the department capital Santa Cruz and 22 miles south of the city of Montero at a distance of 30 kilometers of road.

By Warnes performs the 1657 km long highway Ruta 4, which crosses the country from west to east direction from Tambo Quemado on the Chilean border to Puerto Suárez in the triangle Brazil - Bolivia - Paraguay. The road from the west via Cochabamba, Villa Tunari and Montero by Warnes, and then continue on Santa Cruz and Roboré to Puerto Suárez and across the border in the Brazilian Corumbá.

In the vicinity of the city crosses a road to Rio Pirai and leads to the nearby La Bélgica, a country town on the left, the western side of the river.


The population of the town has increased in just the past two decades at three times:

In the region of the Quechua are numerically the most important indigenous ethnic group in the municipality Warnes 13.5 percent of the population speak the Quechua language.