Departments of Bolivia
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).
|Beni||B||Trinidad||Trinidad||421,196||213,564 (82,458)||1.97 (0.76)||9|
|Chuquisaca||H||Sucre||Sucre||576,153||51,524 (19,894)||11.18 (4.32)||11|
|Cochabamba||C||Cochabamba||Cochabamba||1,758,143||55,631 (21,479)||31.6 (12.2)||19|
|La Paz||L||La Paz||El Alto||2,706,351||133,985 (51,732)||20.2 (7.8)||29|
|Oruro||O||Oruro||Oruro||494,178||53,588 (20,690)||9.22 (3.56)||9|
|Pando||N||Cobija||Cobija||110,436||63,827 (24,644)||1.73 (0.67)||5|
|Potosí||P||Potosí||Potosí||823,517||118,218 (45,644)||6.97 (2.69)||14|
|Santa Cruz||S||Santa Cruz de la Sierra||Santa Cruz de la Sierra||2,655,084||370,621 (143,098)||7.16 (2.76)||25|
|Tarija||T||Tarija||Tarija||482,196||37,623 (14,526)||12.82 (4.95)||9|
- National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia (2012). "Bolivia Caracteristicas de Populacion y Vivienda: Censo Nacional de Populacion y Vivienda 2012" [Bolivia Characteristics of Population and Housing: National Censo of Population and Housing 2012] (PDF) (in Spanish). Bolivian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
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