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Bolivia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 8,038   Population 2000 (UN '000) 8,329
Area (km2) 1,069,350   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 103
Number of Administrative Units 100   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 80
Number of Urban Extents 69   Number of Settlement Points 95

Bolivia Details

Continent South America
Country Name Bolivia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Departmento
Level2 Type Provincia
Number of Units 100
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 80
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 6,090
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 6,965
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 8,038
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 6,573
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 7,414
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 8,329
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,069,350
Average Input Resolution (km) 103
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 95
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,057,137
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,354
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 52,569
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 69
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 781
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 17
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 90
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 6,195
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,425,578
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,022
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 75,003
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,175,173
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 62%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 63%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 42
Regression-estimated Extents 42
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Instituto Nacional de estadistica, INE. Indicadores Socio-demograficospor Provincias. Censo de 1992. La Paz, Bolivia. 2001 population from Censo de Poblacion y Vivienda, Instituto Nacional de estadistica, INE:
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Instituto Geografico Militar. Mapa de la Republica de Bolivia. Escala 1:1500000. Proyeccion Conica Comforme de Lambert. Prepared by the Centro Internacional de Agricultural Tropical (CIAT).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
CELADE, Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Centre (CELADE) - Population Division of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Celade, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with 2,000 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Based on Department maps from Informacion Geografica,, the following edits were made: (1) in La Paz, population of Jose Manuel Pando was added to Pacajes; and Caranavi was added to Nor Yungas; (2) in Cochabamba, Bolivar was added to Arani; and Tiraque was added to Arque; (3) in Oruro, Tomas Baron was added to Cercado; Sud Carangas, San Pedro de Totora, and Nor Carangas were added to Carangas; Sebastian Pagador was added to Avaroa; and Puerto Mujillones was added to Atahualpa; (4) in Potosi, Enrique Baldivieso was added to Nor Lipez; and (5) In Santa Cruz, German Busch was added to Chiquito; and Guarayos was added to Nuflo de Chavez; Population figures were extrapolated to target years using a growth rate calculated between 1992 and 2001. A 5% growth rate cap was used for select units.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: