Beni Department facts for kids
Llanos (plains) of Beni
|Motto: ¡Ventura, paz y unión!
("Venture, peace and union!")
|Anthem: Canta victorioso pueblo de leyenda|
Beni within Bolivia
|Created||November 18, 1842|
|Founded by||José Ballivián|
|• Total||213,564 km2 (82,458 sq mi)|
|Elevation(average)||155 m (509 ft)|
|Population (2012 census)|
|• Density||1.972224/km2 (5.108036/sq mi)|
|• Official||Spanish, Moxeno|
|Time zone||Bolivia Time (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||+ (591) 3|
|ISO 3166 code||ISO 3166-2:BO|
The department is mainly covered by rainforest and pampa. In the region's many rivers over 400 species of fish have been found. Trinidad has an entire museum, the Museo Ictícola, dedicated to Beni's fish fauna. It is the third largest of its type in South America.
Provinces of Beni
Places of interest
- Beni Biological Station Biosphere Reserve
- Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory
- Cachuela Esperanza
- Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve and Communal Lands
Images for kids
Capybara family in the region of Rurrenabaque, Beni Dept.
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