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Beni
El Beni
Department
Llanos of Beni
Llanos (plains) of Beni
Flag of Beni
Flag
Coat of Arms of Beni
Coat of arms
Motto: ¡Ventura, paz y unión!
("Venture, peace and union!")
Anthem: Canta victorioso pueblo de leyenda
Beni within Bolivia
Beni within Bolivia
Created November 18, 1842
Founded by José Ballivián
Area
 • Total 213,564 km2 (82,458 sq mi)
Elevation(average) 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 421,196
 • Density 1.972224/km2 (5.108036/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Spanish, Moxeno
Time zone Bolivia Time (UTC-4)
Area code(s) + (591) 3
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:BO
Vehicle registration BO-B

Beni is a department in Bolivia. The capital city is Trinidad.

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

The department is divided into 8 provinces which are further subdivided into municipalities and 48 cantons.

Province Population
(2012 census)
Area (km²) Capital Map
Cercado 111,624 12,276 San Javier Bolivia department of beni.png
Vaca Díez 130,778 22,434 Riberalta
José Ballivián 82,700 40,444 Santos Reyes
Yacuma 23,430 34,686 Santa Ana del Yacuma
Moxos 22,163 33,316 San Ignacio de Moxos
Marban 16,331 15,126 Loreto
Mamoré 12,817 18,706 San Joaquín
Iténez 21,353 36,576 Magdalena

Places of interest

  • Beni Biological Station Biosphere Reserve
  • Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory
  • Cachuela Esperanza
  • Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve and Communal Lands

Coordinates: 14°S 65°W / 14°S 65°W / -14; -65

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