There is more than one meaning of Cochabamba discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.
By the departments of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, and W.
The Grande is a river of enormous length, rising in a great valley of the Andes between the important cities of Sucre and Cochabamba, and having its upper waters in close touch with those of the Pilcomayo branch of the river Paraguay.
Four of these capitals - Sucre or Chuquisaca, La Paz, Cochabamba and Oruro - have served as the national capital, and Sucre was chosen, but after the revolution of 1898 the capital was at La Paz, which is the commercial metropolis and is more accessible than Sucre.
In the department of Cochabamba, 1 The figures for population include a 5% addition for omissions, sundry corrections and the estimated number of wild Indians.