Santa Ana de Velasco
Santa Ana de Velasco (or simply Santa Ana) is a small town in the Santa Cruz Department of the South American Andean Republic of Bolivia.
Santa Ana is the central town of Canton Santa Ana and is located in the San Ignacio de Velasco Municipality, Jose Miguel de Velasco Province. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos. The town is situated at an elevation of 464 m in the Chiqitania region between Santa Cruz capital and the Brazilian border.
Santa Ana is located 441 km north-east of Santa Cruz, the department's capital.
From there, the national road Ruta 4 goes north to Montero, Santa Cruz where it meets Ruta 10. This road goes east for 339 km to San Ignacio de Velasco, on its way passing San Ramon, San Javier and Santa Rosa de la Roca.From San Igancio, a dirt road goes south to San Rafael de Velasco and passes Santa Ana after 45 km.
The population of the place has increased rapidly over the past two decades:
1992: 284 inhabitants (census)
2001: 483 inhabitants (census)
2010: 684 inhabitants (updating)
www.chiquitania.com / Santa Ana de Velasco
Map of Jose Miguel de Velasco Province
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