Santa Cruz Bolivia World's 14th Fastest Growing City

Santa Cruz, Bolivia has been ranked the world's 14th fastest growing city, with a presumed average annual growth rate of 3.98% between 2006 and 2020 "based on past growth/decline and forecasts by international and national statistics organisations." Source:

The question now, for Santa Cruz, is whether or not this is reason to celebrate or reason for concern. The city is already struggling to keep up with the task of providing basic public works and essential infrastructure such as roads, schools and health services to its rapidly growing population.

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