- 17.333333333333 - 65.5Koordinaten: 17 ° 20 ' S, 65 ° 30 ' W
Geography and Economics
While the western and central parts of the department are part of the Altiplano, are the north- eastern areas ( Chapare province ) to just 300 meters above sea level in the rainforest.
Cochabamba was and is an important producer of corn and wheat in Bolivia. In the lowlands of the North East, the cultivation of coca is of economic importance.
The inhabitants of the department has increased over the past fifty years to about four times:
Of the 1,455,711 inhabitants of Cochabamba Department at the time of the census of 2001, there were 856 409 in urban and 599 302 in rural areas. With 26.17 inhabitants per km ², the Department of Cochabamba is the most densely populated department of Bolivia. 74.36 % of the population over 15 years old ( 64.27 % in urban and 90.65 % in rural areas ) count himself amongst the members of Native American peoples. Data from the census 2001 control 81.52 % of the population over 6 years old, the Spanish language ( 95.87 % in urban and 59.89 % in rural areas ).
The department of Cochabamba is divided into 16 provinces (after the name of the province followed, the population at the time of the 2001 census ):
- Province Arani 24,053
- Arque 23,464 Province
- Province Ayopaya 60 959
- Province of Bolívar 8635
- Province Capinota 25 582
- Province Carrasco 116 205
- 517 024 Cercado Province ( includes the city of Cochabamba )
- Chapare Province 187 358
- Esteban Arce 31 997 Province
- Germán Jordán Province 31 768
- Province Mizque 36 181
- Narciso Campero Province 37 011
- Province Punata 47 735
- Province Quillacollo 246 803
- Province Tapacari 25 919
- Tiraque 35 017 Province
Overall result in the department of Cochabamba in the regional elections from April 4, 2010: