Population of Cities in Bolivia (2021)
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.