603 ft (184 m)
Sunday 5:05 PM
| Pando Department|
Nicolás Suárez Province
| 29°C, Wind SE at 10 km/h, 56% Humidity|Manchester, Bolivia Wikipedia
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.
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.