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Manchester, Bolivia

Country  Bolivia
Elevation  603 ft (184 m)
Local time  Sunday 5:05 PM
Department  Pando Department
Time zone  UTC−4
Province  Nicolás Suárez Province
Manchester, Bolivia
Weather  29°C, Wind SE at 10 km/h, 56% Humidity

Manchester is a remote town in the Pando Department of northern Bolivia, on the banks of the Manuripi River in Bolivian Amazonia. Manchester is about 60 miles (97 km) from the Department capital, Cobija.

Map of Manchester, Bolivia

Anthony Webster-James, a metallurgical engineer from Manchester, England, set up a rubber smelter in the area, in association with Simon Patino, towards the end of the 19th century. A workers' settlement grew up around the facility, which Webster-James named Manchester, after his hometown. As there are few metalled roads in the region, most goods and people are transported by river.

References

Manchester, Bolivia Wikipedia


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