|Departments of Bolivia|
Departamentos de Bolivia (Spanish)
|Location||Plurinational State of Bolivia|
|Populations||110,436 (Pando) – 2,706,359 (La Paz)|
|Areas||37,620 km2 (14,526 sq mi) (Tarija) – 370,620 km2 (143,098 sq mi) (Santa Cruz)|
|Government||Department government, National government|
Bolivia is a unitary state consisting of nine departments (Spanish : departamentos). Departments are the primary subdivisions of Bolivia, and possess certain rights under the Constitution of Bolivia. Each department is represented in the Plurinational Legislative Assembly—a bicameral legislature consisting of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. Each department is represented by four Senators, while Deputies are awarded to each department in proportion to their total population.
Out of the nine departments, La Paz was originally the most populous, with 2,706,351 inhabitants as of 2012 but the far eastern department of Santa Cruz has since surpassed it by 2020; Santa Cruz also claims the title as the largest, encompassing 370,621 square kilometres (143,098 sq mi). Pando is the least populated, with a population of 110,436. The smallest in area is Tarija, encompassing 37,623 square kilometres (14,526 sq mi).
|Flag||Department||ISO 3166-2 code||Capital city||Largest city||Population|
km2 (sq mi)
|Density per |
km2 (sq mi)
|Beni||B||Trinidad||480,308||213,564 (82,458)||1.97 (5.10)||9|
|Chuquisaca||H||Sucre||637,013||51,524 (19,894)||11.18 (28.96)||11|
|Cochabamba||C||Cochabamba||2,028,639||55,631 (21,479)||31.6 (81.84)||19|
|La Paz||L||La Paz||El Alto||2,926,996||133,985 (51,732)||20.2 (52.32)||29|
|Oruro||O||Oruro||551,116||53,588 (20,690)||9.22 (23.88)||9|
|Pando||N||Cobija||154,355||63,827 (24,644)||1.73 (4.48)||5|
|Potosí||P||Potosí||901,555||118,218 (45,644)||6.97 (18.05)||14|
|Santa Cruz||S||Santa Cruz de la Sierra||3,370,059||370,621 (143,098)||7.16 (18.54)||25|
|Tarija||T||Tarija||583,330||37,623 (14,526)||12.82 (33.20)||9|
The demographic characteristics of the population of Bolivia are known from censuses, with the first census undertaken in 1826 and the most recent in 2012. The National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia (INE) has performed this task since 1950. The population of Bolivia in 2012 reached 10 million for the first time in history. The population density is 9.13 inhabitants per square kilometer, and the overall life expectancy in Bolivia at birth is 68.2 years. The population has steadily risen from the late 1800s to the present time. The natural growth rate of the population is positive, which has been a continuing trend since the 1950s; in 2012, Bolivia's birth rate continued to be higher than the death rate. Bolivia is in the third stage of demographic transition. In terms of age structure, the population is dominated by the 15–64 segment. The median age of the population is 23.1, and the gender ratio of the total population is 0.99 males per female.
Santa Cruz, with an area of 370,621 km2 (143,098 sq mi), slightly smaller than Japan or the US State of Montana, it is the largest of the nine constituent departments of Bolivia occupying about one-third (33.74%) of the territory of the country. It is located in the eastern part of the country, sharing borders in the north and east with Brazil and with Paraguay in the south.
Aguascalientes is a state in North Central Mexico that is divided into eleven municipalities. According to the 2020 Mexican Census, Aguascalientes is the sixth least populous state with 1,425,607 inhabitants and the fourth smallest by land area spanning 5,630.27 square kilometres (2,173.86 sq mi).
Baja California is a state in Northwest Mexico that is divided into six municipalities. According to the 2020 Mexican Census, Baja California is the 13th most populous state with 3,769,020 inhabitants and the 12th largest by land area spanning 73,290.08 square kilometres (28,297.46 sq mi).
Santa Fe de Antioquia is a municipality in the Antioquia Department, Colombia. The city is located approximately 58 kilometres (36 mi) north of Medellín, the department capital. It has a population of approximately 23,000 inhabitants.
Playas de Rosarito Municipality is located in the northwestern part of the Mexican state of Baja California comprising part of the Tijuana metropolitan area. It lies just south of the city of Tijuana. Its municipal seat is the city of Rosarito. According to the 2020 census, the municipality had a population of 126,890 inhabitants. Its area is 513.32 km².
Bolivia–Russia relations is the relationship between the two countries, Bolivia and Russia. Russia has an embassy in La Paz, and Bolivia has an embassy in Moscow.
The Censo General de Población y Vivienda is the main national census for Mexico. It is produced by the national statistics agency INEGI, a decentralized agency of the Mexican Federal government, with the purpose of collating and reporting detailed demographic, socioeconomic and geographical data from across the nation. Since 1900 the censo general has been conducted on a decennial basis, taking place the year ending in zero of each decade. The only variation to this schedule thus far occurred with the fourth census, where difficulties arising from the Mexican Revolution resulted in its deferral from 1920 to 1921. As of 2021 there have been a total of 14 censos generales taken at the national level, the most recent completed in 2020.
Pabellón de Arteaga is municipality in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. It stands atin the central part of the state. The city of Pabellón de Arteaga serves as its municipal seat. The municipality had a population of 41,862 and an area of 199.33 km². Its largest other town is named Emiliano Zapata.
Totora, Tutura or T'utura is a town in the Carrasco Province of the Cochabamba Department in Bolivia. It is the capital and most-populous place of the Totora Municipality. As of the 2012 census, the population is 1,925. The first settlers were Inca Indians. Totora was officially settled in 1876, and declared a town by the Government of Bolivia in 1894.
Chepigana District is a district (distrito) of Darién Province in Panama. The population according to the 2000 census was 27,461, and had risen to 30,110 in the 2010 census, prior to the creation of Santa Fe District. Since the separation of Santa Fe District, Chepigana covers a total area of 4,625.1 square kilometres (1,785.8 sq mi). The capital lies at the town of La Palma.
Bolivians are people identified with the country of Bolivia. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Bolivians, several of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Bolivian.
The Chiquitano or Chiquitos are an indigenous people of Bolivia, with a small number also living in Brazil. The Chiquitano primarily live in the Chiquitania tropical savanna of Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia, with a small number also living in Beni Department and in Mato Grosso, Brazil. In the 2012 census, self-identified Chiquitanos made up 1.45% of the total Bolivian population or 145,653 people, the largest number of any lowland ethnic group. A relatively small proportion of Bolivian Chiquitanos speak the Chiquitano language. Many reported to the census that they neither speak the language nor learned it as children. The Chiquitano ethnicity emerged among socially and linguistically diverse populations required to speak a common language by the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos.
Santa Cruz de la Sierra is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres and autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 44.6 square kilometres (17.2 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 278 people.
Bolivia–Uruguay relations are foreign relations between Bolivia and Uruguay. Bolivia has an embassy in Montevideo. Uruguay has an embassy in La Paz and 2 consulates in Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Cochabamba.
Santa Cruz is a corregimiento in Renacimiento District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. It has a land area of 59.8 square kilometres (23.1 sq mi) and had a population of 1,904 as of 2010, giving it a population density of 31.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (82/sq mi). Its population as of 1990 was 2,859; its population as of 2000 was 2,785.
Santa Cruz is a corregimiento in San Félix District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. It has a land area of 55.7 square kilometres (21.5 sq mi) and had a population of 416 as of 2010, giving it a population density of 7.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (19/sq mi). It was created by Law 10 of March 7, 1997; this measure was complemented by Law 5 of January 19, 1998 and Law 69 of October 28, 1998. Its population as of 2000 was 367.
San Quintín is a municipality in the Mexican state of Baja California. Its municipal seat is located in the city of San Quintín, Baja California. According to the 2020 census, it had a population of 117,568 inhabitants. The municipality has an area of 3,079.0 km2. There are a few National Parks and a World Heritage Site at Bahia de Los Angeles.
Santa Fe is a district in the Panamanian province of Darién, located approximately 155 kilometres (96 mi) east of Panama City. The district seat is located at Santa Fe.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Departments of Bolivia .|