San Ignacio de Moxos

San Ignacio de Moxos
Town and municipality
San Ignacio de Moxos is located in Bolivia
San Ignacio de Moxos
San Ignacio de Moxos
Location of San Ignacio in Bolivia
Coordinates: 14°59′46″S65°38′24″W / 14.99611°S 65.64000°W / -14.99611; -65.64000
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Flag of Beni.svg Beni Department
Province Moxos Province
472 ft (144 m)
 (2012 Census)
 • Total 10,054

San Ignacio de Moxos (short: San Ignacio) is a town in the Beni Department of northern Bolivia.

History [ edit ]

San Ignacio de Moxos was founded in 1689 by the Jesuit missionaries Antonio de Orellana, Juan de Espejo and Alvaro de Mendoza. Its first location was 20 miles south of the current location of San Ignacio.

Location [ edit ]

San Ignacio is the capital of the Moxos Province and is situated at an elevation of 144 m above sea level at Laguna Isiboro, a lake of 20 km² west of the town. San Ignacio is located 100 km south-west of Trinidad, the department's capital.

It is served by San Ignacio de Moxos Airport.

Population [ edit ]

The town population has risen from 4,832 (census 1992) to 9,064 (census 2001) and 10,054 (census 2012).

Government [ edit ]

The current mayor of San Ignacio de Moxos is Basilio Nolvani Nojune (of the MAS-IPSP party), who was elected in the 4 April 2010 elections and took office in late May 2010.[1]

Date Began Date Ended Governor Party Notes
Jan 2005 2006 Sixto Vejarano Congo CPEM-B Former President, Subcentral of TIMI[2]
8 Aug 2006 Elizabeth Zelada PODEMOS Came to power after no-confidence vote by the Council in Vejerano[3]
30 May 2010 Basilio Nolvani Nojune MAS-IPSP Won 51.5% in April election

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "San Ignacio de Moxos declara Huésped de Honor a Evo Morales en celebración del 321 aniversario". Los Tiempos. 2010-07-31. Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2011-05-15.
  2. ^ "," CIPCA Website, 17 January 2005.
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Zelada, la nueva alcaldesa de San Ignacio de Mojos," CIPCA Website, 16 August 2005.

External links [ edit ]

Coordinates: 14°59′46″S65°38′24″W / 14.99611°S 65.64000°W / -14.99611; -65.64000 (San Ignacio de Moxos)

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