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

codedepartamentoadministrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
2001-09-05
census
population
2012-11-21
census
population
2016
estimate
10208Departamento del BeniTrinidad213,564362,521421,196455,928
10301Departamento de ChuquisacaSucre51,524531,522576,153616,073
10303Departamento de CochabambaCochabamba55,6311,455,7111,758,1431,915,621
10102Departamento de La PazLa Paz133,9852,349,8852,706,3592,842,031
10104Departamento de OruroOruro53,588392,769494,178525,675
10209Departamento de PandoCobija63,82752,525110,436133,966
10105Departamento de PotosíPotosí118,218708,695823,517873,901
10207Departamento de Santa CruzSanta Cruz de la Sierra370,6212,029,4712,655,0843,078,459
10306Departamento de TarijaTarija37,623391,226482,196543,405
 total 1,098,5818,274,32510,027,26210,985,059
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
population
2016
estimate
Santa Cruz de la Sierra1,116,0591,453,5491,640,615
El Alto647,350848,840901,823
La Paz789,585764,617794,014
Cochabamba516,683630,587681,947
Oruro201,230264,683284,839
Sucre193,876259,388280,932
Tarija135,783205,346239,996
Potosí132,966189,652207,246
Sacaba92,581169,494192,394
Quillacollo74,980137,029154,539
Warnes....144,630
Montero..109,518126,225
Trinidad..106,422119,282
Yacuiba....100,386
source: INE, Bolivia.