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Manuripi Province


Manuripi is one of the five provinces of the Bolivian Pando department and is situated in the department's north-western parts. Its name derives from Rio Manuripi which passes the province from West to East

Location

Manuripi province is located between 10 49 and 12 30' South and between 66 00' and 69 14' West. It extends over a length of 370 km from Northeast to Southwest, and up to 100 km from Northwest to Southeast.

The province is situated in the Amazon lowlands of Bolivia and borders Abuna Province in the North, Nicolas Suarez Province in the Northwest, Peru in the West, La Paz Department in the South, Madre de Dios Province in the Southeast, Beni Department in the East, and Federico Roman Province in the Northeast.

Population

The population of Federico Roman Province has increased by 40 % over the recent two decades:

1992: 7,360 inhabitants (census)

2001: 8,230 inhabitants (census)

2005: 9,505 inhabitants (est.)

2010: 10,164 inhabitants (est.)

47.7 % of the population are younger than 15 years old. (1992)

98.0 % of the population speak Spanish, 0.4 % speak Quechua, and speak 0.2 % Aymara. (1992)

The literacy rate of the province's population is 75.4 %. (1992)

91.0 % of the population have no access to electricity, 68.5 % have no sanitary facilities. (1992)

84.4 % of the population are Catholics, 14.6 % are Protestants. (1992)

Division

The province comprises three municipalities:

Filadelfia Municipality 3,145 inhabitants (2005)

Puerto Rico Municipality 4,003 inhabitants

San Pedro Municipality 1,082 inhabitants

Places of interest

Manuripi-Heath Amazonian Wildlife National Reserve

External links

t_manuripi.htm General map of province

manuripi.htm Detailed map of province towns and rivers

Population data (Spanish)

Social data (Spanish)

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