The city of La Santísima Trinidad (the Most Holy Trinity)
was founded in 1686 by Padre Cipriano Barace on the shores of the Mamore river, 14
kilometers from its current location. Later on, in 1769, pestilence and floods along the
riverbanks caused the city to be relocated on the shores of Arroyo de San Juan. Trinidad
is the capital city of the department of Beni. According to data from the Instituto
Nacional de Estadística (INE), by November 1996,
Trinidad had a population of 68,694 inhabitants.
The city of Trinidad is located at an altitude of 237 meters
above sea level, only 14 degrees latitude south of the equator. Trinidad has a tropical and
humid climate, regularly hot all year-round. Its temperature ranges between 22 and 28
Celsius (71 and 83 Fahrenheit). Most of the rain falls during the summer, however winter
also has a good measure of precipitation.
- From Santa Cruz: 550 Km by rubble
& asphalt road
- From La Paz: 595 Km by asphalt
From any main city in the country through the following
airlines: LAB, AEROSUR, and TAM.
From Puerto Villarroel (located in Cochabamba's Chapare
region) to the city of Guayaramerín (disembarking port). Trinidad is not located at the
bank of the river. The trip from Puerto Villarroel to Guayaramerín could take from 3 to
Large artificial lake located 5 Km from Trinidad.
Along the shores of the Mamore river, pink river dolphins are the
Prehistoric earthworks believed to be constructed by the Paititis more than 5,000 years
Artificial mound located 9 Km from the city of Trinidad.
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Index of Cities:
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