Departments of Bolivia

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A map of Bolivia with all nine Departments

Bolivia is a unitary state consisting of nine departments. Departments are the primary subdivisions of Bolivia, and possess certain rights under the Constitution of Bolivia. Each department is represented in the federal 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 state in proportion to their total population.

Out of the nine departments, La Paz is the most populous, with 2,706,351 inhabitants as of 2012; Pando is the least populous, with a population of 110,436. The largest department by area is Santa Cruz, encompassing 370,621 square kilometres (143,098 sq mi), while the smallest is Tarija, encompassing 37,623 square kilometres (14,526 sq mi).


Departments

Departments of Bolivia
State Abbr. Capital Largest city Population
(2012)
Area
km2 (mi2)
Density
km2 (mi2)
Deputy
seats
Flag of Beni.svg Beni B Trinidad Trinidad 421,196 7005213564000000000213,564 (82,458) 70001970000000000001.97 (0.76) 9
Flag of Chuquisaca.svg Chuquisaca H Sucre Sucre 576,153 700451524000000000051,524 (19,894) 700111180000000000011.18 (4.32) 11
Flag of Cochabamba.svg Cochabamba C Cochabamba Cochabamba 1,758,143 700455631000000000055,631 (21,479) 700131600000000000031.6 (12.2) 19
Bandera de La Paz.svg La Paz L La Paz El Alto 2,706,351 7005133985000000000133,985 (51,732) 700120200000000000020.2 (7.8) 29
Flag of Oruro.svg Oruro O Oruro Oruro 494,178 700453588000000000053,588 (20,690) 70009220000000000009.22 (3.56) 9
Flag of Pando.svg Pando N Cobija Cobija 110,436 700463827000000000063,827 (24,644) 70001730000000000001.73 (0.67) 5
Flag of potosi.svg Potosí P Potosí Potosí 823,517 7005118218000000000118,218 (45,644) 70006970000000000006.97 (2.69) 14
Flag of Santa Cruz.svg Santa Cruz S Santa Cruz de la Sierra Santa Cruz de la Sierra 2,655,084 7005370621000000000370,621 (143,098) 70007160000000000007.16 (2.76) 25
Flag of Tarija.svg Tarija T Tarija Tarija 482,196 700437623000000000037,623 (14,526) 700112820000000000012.82 (4.95) 9

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