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|Beni (El Beni)||Trinidad (de Mojos)||213 564||336 633|
|Chuquisaca||Sucre (ex-La Plata)||51 524||549 835|
|Cochabamba||Cochabamba||55 631||1 408 071|
|La Paz||La Paz (de Ayacucho)||133 985||2 268 824|
|Oruro||Oruro||53 588||383 498|
|Pando||Cobija||63 827||53 124|
|Potosi||Potosi||118 218||746 618|
|Santa Cruz||Santa Cruz (de la Sierra)||370 621||1 951 950|
|Tarija||Tarija||37 623||368 506|
The new Constituent Assembly shall meet soon in Bolivia. Accordingly, some regions in the country are asking for an administrative reform, and especially for more autonomy and the creation of new departments. There are currently currently nine departments in Bolivia (not counting the “ghost” department of Litoral de Atacama claimed to Chile. These are only proposals and debates, and Bolivia, as of today, still has nine departments.
The Administrative Planification Law (Ley de Planificación Administrativa, UPA) gives the requirements for the creation of a new department: 500,000 inhabitants with common history and uses, a network of education and health, a departmental plan of development and that the creation does not cause any division or distortion.
Ivan Sache, 03 January 2002
According to El Nuevo Día of 24 July 2006
[b9o06], in 1864 the Prefects had a national
meeting, during which they decided that all the departments of the country
should adopt a department’s flag.
Ivan Sache, 25 July 2006
The exact ratio of these flags must be 2:3.
Jaume Ollé, 03 February 1999
Why? Is this prescribed in any law? The national flag, anyway,
is not 2:3, but 15:22.
António Martins, 30 November 2006
The Czech journal Vexilologie 94
published a paper concerning flags of the Bolivian departments: the
article is authored by W. G. Jilek (South Delta, Canada) and is based
on Banderas de los departamentos de Bolivia, La Paz, 1990
Jan Zrzavy, 01 September 1999
These are small scans of documents from Bolivia, both dated 1993,
with the difference in two flags (Cochabamba
and Pando) Banderas
[ban] publish the
[b9o90] in 1992, but later, Carlos
Noronha, in a atlas from Bolivia (date unknown),
[m2nXX] found the
Jaume Ollé, 05 September 1999
The main differences between these two sources are
Cochabamba (plain blue vs.
blue over white bicolor) and
Pando (white over green bicolor vs.
green over white bicolor).
These differences are now settled.
António Martins, 22 June 2006
The plain flags are frequently depicted with arms, but
I see some photos and seems that the arms depiction is
very seldom (I believe that is because it’s expensive).
Jaume Ollé, 03 February 1999
When I was in La Paz in 2001, I saw the flags of the departments
hoisted at Plaza Murillo, in front of the Presidential Palace.
No flag of those had a coat of arms, but that doesn’t mean,
that there are no flags with coat of arms.
J. Patrick Fischer, 19 November 2005
I note that all single-color flags are reported to have variants
with the coat of arms on it plus Santa Cruz
and Litoral, which are tribands.
António Martins, 22 November 2005