Population of Cities in Bolivia (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
7
100,000 to 1 Million
34
10,000 to 100,000
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra
  • Cochabamba
  • La Paz
  • Sucre
  • Oruro
  • Tarija
  • Potosi
  • Sacaba
  • Montero
  • Quillacollo
  • Trinidad
  • Yacuiba
  • Riberalta
  • Tiquipaya
  • Guayaramerin
  • Bermejo
  • Mizque
  • Villazon
  • Llallagua
  • Camiri
  • Cobija
  • San Borja
  • San Ignacio de Velasco
  • Tupiza
  • Warnes
  • San Borja
  • Ascencion de Guarayos
  • Villamontes
  • Cotoca
  • Villa Yapacani
  • Santiago del Torno
  • Huanuni
  • Punata
  • Ascension
  • Mineros
  • Santa Ana de Yacuma
  • Patacamaya
  • Colchani
  • Rurrenabaque
  • Portachuelo
  • Puerto Quijarro
  • Uyuni
  • Robore
  • Pailon
  • Cliza
  • Achacachi
  • Vallegrande
  • Monteagudo
  • Aiquile
  • Tarata

Bolivia is, in every way, a hugely diverse country. Geographically, its territory varies from mountains to deserts to rainforests, and its multi-ethnic population is reflected in the 36 indigenous languages that have official status in addition to the predominant Spanish language. Bolivia also has a range of key cities that each reflect their locations and the demographic composition of their populations.

The southern city of Sucre, with around 300,000 residents, is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and is the location of the country's Supreme Court. However, Bolivia's seat of government is in La Paz, a city with a population of close to 800,000 residents. At an elevation of 3,650 meters above sea level, La Paz is the highest administrative capital in the world.

However, it is the eastern city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra that has the highest population in Bolivia, with almost 1.5 residents in its urban area. Santa Cruz de la Sierra is also regarded as the economic and financial center of Bolivia, producing nearly 35% of Bolivia's gross domestic product, and it is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.

Bolivia has 1 cities with more than a million people, 7 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 34 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Bolivia is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, with a population of 1,364,389 people.

Santa Cruz de la Sierra

The name Santa Cruz de la Sierra translates to 'Holy Cross of the Mountain Range'

1,364,389

Cochabamba

Cochabamba's name derives from a compound of the Quechua words 'qucha', meaning 'lake', and pampa, meaning 'open plain'.

900,414

La Paz

La Paz is the highest administrative capital in the world, at more than 3,500m above sea level.

812,799

Sucre

Sucre sits at an elevation of 2,810 meters, which gives the city a cool temperate climate all year round.

224,838

Oruro

Oruro attracts many tourists to its Carnaval de Oruro, which is considered one of the great folkloric events in South America.

208,684

Tarija

Residents of Tarija call themselves Chapacos, regardless of social class or ethnic background.

159,269

Potosi

Potos� lies at the foot of the Cerro de Potos�, sometimes referred to as the Cerro Rico ('rich mountain').

141,251

Sacaba

Sacaba is the capital of the Bolivian province of Chapare.

107,628

Name 2018 Population Location
Santa Cruz de la Sierra1,364,389Map
Cochabamba900,414Map
La Paz812,799Map
Sucre224,838Map
Oruro208,684Map
Tarija159,269Map
Potosi141,251Map
Sacaba107,628Map
Montero88,616Map
Quillacollo87,309Map
Trinidad84,259Map
Yacuiba82,803Map
Riberalta74,014Map
Tiquipaya53,904Map
Guayaramerin36,008Map
Bermejo35,411Map
Mizque30,481Map
Villazon30,253Map
Llallagua28,069Map
Camiri27,961Map
Cobija26,585Map
San Borja24,610Map
San Ignacio de Velasco23,569Map
Tupiza22,233Map
Warnes22,036Map
San Borja19,640Map
Ascencion de Guarayos18,816Map
Villamontes18,761Map
Cotoca18,347Map
Villa Yapacani18,187Map
Santiago del Torno15,543Map
Huanuni15,492Map
Punata15,194Map
Ascension14,429Map
Mineros14,385Map
Santa Ana de Yacuma12,783Map
Patacamaya12,260Map
Colchani11,988Map
Rurrenabaque11,749Map
Portachuelo11,485Map
Puerto Quijarro10,392Map
Uyuni10,293Map
Robore9,882Map
Pailon9,304Map
Cliza8,654Map
Achacachi8,447Map
Vallegrande8,422Map
Monteagudo8,289Map
Aiquile8,224Map
Tarata8,043Map
Challapata8,016Map
San Julian7,706Map
Reyes7,376Map
Concepcion6,900Map
San Matias6,352Map
La Belgica5,501Map
Santa Rosa del Sara5,251Map
Capinota5,157Map
Chimore5,147Map
San Pedro5,002Map