|Land Area||1,083,301 km2|
|Water Area||15,280 km2|
|Total Area||1,098,581km2 (#27)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$78.66 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$7,200|
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The current flag of Bolivia was adopted in 1851. It displays three horizontal stripes of red, yellow and green, with the Bolivian coat of arms in the center. Red symbolizes the brave soldiers of Bolivia, green for fertility, and yellow as the nation's mineral deposits.
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Bolivia Coat of Arms:
Bolivia's coat of arms consists of a cartouche surrounded by Bolivian flags, muskets, laurel branches, and an Andean Condor atop. The ten stars in the border of the cartouche symbolize the nine departments of Bolivia, as well as the former province Litoral. Mount Potosi sits in the center of the cartouche, with an alpaca standing next to a tree and some wheat. All are symbolic of the natural resources of Bolivia.
The crossed rifles behind the cartouche represent the struggle for independence, while the axe and Phrygian hood represent liberty and freedom. The laurel branches are symbolic of peace, and the condor perched upon the shield are symbolic of a willingness to defend the nation and its liberty.