Cochabamba Department, Bolivia Genealogy

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Guide to Cochabamba Department family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Department of Cochabamba

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  • The area got its name, from Quechua Kochaj-pampa, as part of the Inca civilization. The area was conquered by Topa Inca Yupanqui who ruled from 1471 to 1493. His son Huayna Capac converted Cochabamba into a large production enclave or state farm to serve the Incas.
  • In 1786, King Carlos III of Spain changed the name of the city to Villa de Cochabamba.
  • In 1812, Cochabamba was the site of a riot against the Spanish army. On May 27, thousands of women took up arms against the Spaniards. To celebrate this event, Bolivia now marks May 27 as Mother's Day.
  • The department of Cochabamba has a population of approximately 1,930,000 people. [1]



Online Records


  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Departamento de Cochabamba," in Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia, Visited April 1, 2018.