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Puerto Suarez

Puerto Suarez is an important inland river port and municipality in Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. It is located 10 km west of the border with Brazil.


Puerto Suarez is located in the province of German Busch, Santa Cruz Department and situated by Laguna Caceres which is connected to the important Rio Paraguay and Rio Parana waterway by the Tamengo Canal. The municipality is connected to the city of Santa Cruz in the west and Brazil in the east by major roads and rail-links as well as by an airport.


The town was founded on November 10, 1875 by Miguel Suarez Arana. The population was 11,564 (2001 census) and has increased to 12,546 (2007 estimate), some sources even say 20-22,000.

See also

Railway stations in Bolivia

External links

Map of province

Population data

FallingRain Map - elevation = 177m (Red dots are railways)

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