Monteagudo, Bolivia

Monteagudo is a small town in South Eastern Bolivia. Its name is dedicated to Bernardo de Monteagudo Cáceres (1789-1825) who took part in the Chuquisaca revolution of 25 May 1809.


Monteagudo is administrative center of the Hernando Siles Province and located in the Monteagudo Municipality on the mouth of Río Sauces into Río Bañado, framed by mountain ridges running from North to South abounding with vegetation.


Monteagudo is situated in the humid, sub-Andean Chaco of Bolivia. The months of July to September in the area are characterized by a distinct dry season, while December and January can have heavy rainfalls.


Monteagudo is connected with the capital of Sucre by the inner-Bolivian highway Ruta 6. As less than one third of the road is paved, coaches take eight hours for the distance of 326 km in dry weather, while in rainy weather the outcome of the journey is uncalculable.


The population of Monteagudo has increased strongly over the past decade, from 5,130 inhabitants (1992 census) to 7,285 (2001 census). Estimations about the population figures in 2008 differ strongly, from 7,500 to 10,501 inhabitants.


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