Obispo Santistevan Province

Obispo Santistevan
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Río Grande (or: Guapay)
Location in Bolivia
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General Data
Capital Montero
Area 3,673 km2 [1]
Population 142,786 (2001)
Density 38.9 inhabitants/km2 (2001)
ISO 3166-2 BO.SC.OS
Santa Cruz Department
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Obispo Santistevan (or: Santiesteban) is one of the fifteen provinces of the Bolivian Santa Cruz department and is situated in the department's western parts. The province was founded on 2 December 1941, and its name honors Obispo Santistevan (1843–1931), famous supporter of the building of Santa Cruz Cathedral.

LocationEdit

Obispo Santistevan Province is located between 16° 02' and 17° 24' South and between 63° 02' and 64° 15' West. It extends over a length of 280 km from Northwest to Southeast, and up to 45 km from West to East. The province's border to the neighbouring provinces in the East and Northeast is formed by Río Grande.

The province is situated in the Bolivian lowlands and borders Ichilo Province in the Northwest, Sara Province in the Southwest, Ignacio Warnes Province in the Southeast, Ñuflo de Chávez Province in the East, and Guarayos Province in the Northeast.

PopulationEdit

The population of Obispo Santistevan Province has increased by 75% over the recent two decades:

  • 1992: 104,660 inhabitants (census)
  • 2001: 142,786 inhabitants (census)
  • 2005: 161,307 inhabitants (est.)[2]
  • 2010: 176,107 inhabitants (est.)[3]

44.7% of the population are younger than 15 years old. (1992)

98.2% of the population speak Spanish, 27.6% speak Quechua, 1.9% Aymara, and 1.2 speak Guaraní. (1992)

35.5% of the population have no access to electricity, 34.2% have no sanitary facilities. (1992)

86.5% of the population are Catholics, 9.8% are Protestants. (1992)

DivisionEdit

The province comprises four municipios:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Santa Cruz Prefectura
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística Archived August 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística - Proyecciones Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Federación de Asociaciones Municipales de Bolivia (PDF)
  5. ^ Federación de Asociaciones Municipales de Bolivia (PDF)
  6. ^ Federación de Asociaciones Municipales de Bolivia (PDF)
  7. ^ "Puerto Fernández Alonso en la region de Santa Cruz - Municipio y alcaldía de Bolivia". www.municipio.com.bo. Retrieved 2023-01-15.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 16°40′S 63°30′W / 16.667°S 63.500°W / -16.667; -63.500