Bolivia

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 3,089,649
1960 3,693,451
1970 4,505,774
1980 5,589,572
1990 6,856,246
2000 8,339,512
2010 9,918,245
2020 11,548,297
2025 12,370,382
2050 15,962,964
2075 17,906,970
2100 18,117,876
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Plurinational State of Bolivia
Capital La Paz
Region South America
ISO code BO
Statistical agency Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)


Administrative units

codedepartamentocapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
2001-09-05
census
population
2010
projection
population
2012-11-21
census
10102Departamento de La PazLa Paz133,9852,349,8852,839,9462,706,359
10104Departamento de OruroOruro53,588392,769450,814494,178
10105Departamento de PotosíPotosí118,218708,695788,406823,517
10207Departamento de Santa CruzSanta Cruz de la Sierra370,6212,029,4712,785,7622,655,084
10208Departamento del BeniTrinidad213,564362,521445,234421,196
10209Departamento de PandoCobija63,82752,52581,160110,436
10301Departamento de ChuquisacaSucre51,524531,522650,570576,153
10303Departamento de CochabambaCochabamba55,6311,455,7111,861,9241,758,143
10306Departamento de TarijaTarija37,623391,226522,339482,196
 total 1,098,5818,274,32510,426,15510,027,262
source: INE, Bolivia.
note: the area of Departamento de la Paz also includes 3,690 sq.km. of Lago Titicaca, which is a body of water and not a province.

Main cities

namepopulation
2001-09-05
census
population
2012-11-21
census
Santa Cruz de la Sierra1,116,0591,453,549
El Alto647,350848,840
La Paz789,585764,617
Cochabamba516,683630,587
Oruro201,230264,683
Sucre193,876259,388
Tarija135,783205,346
Potosí132,966189,652
Sacaba92,581169,494
Quillacollo74,980137,029
Montero..109,518
Trinidad..106,422
source: INE, Bolivia.