Bolivia Population and religion percentage

Bolivia, officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. The total Land Area of Bolivia is 1,083,301 sq. km (418,265 sq. mi) and the Population Density of Bolivia is 11 per Km2 (28 people per mi2). As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of Bolivia in 2024 is 12,567,337 (12.5 million or 1.25 Crore)

 BoliviaDemography
Total Population12,567,337 (12.5 million)
Global Rank80
Land Area 1,083,301 sq. km (418,265 sq. mi)
Area Rank27
Pop. Density11 people/sq. km

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

Religion in Bolivia

Christianity is the majority religion in Bolivia followed by 93% of the population. Catholics have the most adherents and approx 77% of the population practice it. Various Protestant denominations account for 16% of the population. Other religions are followed by  3% and the remaining 4% of the population doesn’t affiliate with any religion.

Religion in Bolivia 

  • Catholic – 77%
  • Protestant – 16%
  • Other – 3%
  • Irreligious – 4%

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Bolivia Ethinic Composition

The vast majority of Bolivians are mestizo (with the indigenous component higher than the European one) and makeup 68% of the Bolivian population. Indigenous population constitute 20% of the population and could be categorized by geographic areas, such as Andean, like the Aymaras and Quechuas (who formed the ancient Inca Empire), who are concentrated in the western departments of La Paz, Potosí, Oruro, Cochabamba, and Chuquisaca. There also are ethnic populations in the east, composed of the Chiquitano, Chané, Guaraní, and Moxos, among others, who inhabit the departments of Santa Cruz, Beni, Tarija, and Pando.

White at 5%, cholo at 2%, black at 1%, others at 4%, while 2% were unspecified;  There are also important communities of Japanese and Lebanese.

Top Cities in Bolivia by Population

#CityProvincePopulation
1Santa Cruz de la SierraSanta Cruz1,453,549
2El AltoLa Paz848,840
3La PazLa Paz764,617
4CochabambaCochabamba630,587
5OruroOruro264,683
6SucreChuquisaca259,388
7TarijaTarija205,346
8PotosíPotosí189,652
9SacabaCochabamba169,494
10QuillacolloCochabamba137,029
11MonteroSanta Cruz109,518
12TrinidadBeni106,422
13WarnesSanta Cruz96,406
14YacuíbaTarija91,998
15La GuardiaSanta Cruz89,080
16RiberaltaBeni89,003
17ViachaLa Paz80,388
18Villa TunariCochabamba72,623
19CobijaPando55,692
20TiquipayaCochabamba53,062
Population of Bolivia 2024 | Religion in Bolivia

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