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Bolivia's Information

Flag of Bolivia
Land Area 1,083,301 km2
Water Area 15,280 km2
Total Area 1,098,581km2 (#27)
Population 10,969,649 (#81)
Population Density 10.13/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $78.66 Billion
GDP Per Capita $7,200
Currency Boliviano (BOB)
More Information Bolivia
Largest Cities
  • Animal: Llama
  • Bird: Andean Condor
  • Coat of Arms:

    bolivia coat of arms

  • 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.
  • Flag of Bolivia
  • Flower: Kantuta and the Patujú
  • Motto: "Morir antes que esclavos vivir." "We'd rather die than live as slaves."
This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

Bolivia Trivia

What Languages are Spoken in Bolivia?

The Constitution of Bolivia was adopted in 2009, and specified the country's official languages. Bolivia has one of the highest numbers of official languages in the world, with 39 languages being lawfully recognized as official. The major native languages in Bolivia that have more than a million speakers are Quechua and Aymara. Castilian is the Spanish dialect used in Bolivia, with speakers found all over the country.

What Languages are Spoken in Bolivia?

What Kind of Government Does Bolivia Have?

Bolivia, a landlocked country located in South America, carries out its government via a presidential representative democratic republic. Under this political framework, the President is both the Head of State and the Head of Government.

What Type Of Government Does Bolivia Have?

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Bolivia?

Bolivia is rich in a wide variety of natural resources including oil, natural gas, arable land, and the nation's beautiful scenery.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Bolivia?

What Are The Native Plants Of Bolivia?

Bolivia is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries and is home to over 17,000 species of vascular plants. Some of the native plants of the country include Amazon Sword Plant, Bolivian Begonia, Mistol, Fire Flag, Cuplet Fern, etc.

Native Plants Of Bolivia

What Is The Capital Of Bolivia?

While the majority of countries around the world have established one specific city as the political capital, this is not the case in Bolivia. In this country, the 3 branches of government are divided between two cities: Sucre and La Paz. Sucre is the center for the judicial branch and La Paz is the seat of both the executive and legislative branches. The story behind this division in government has its roots in the Spanish colonial area

What Is The Capital Of Bolivia?

What is the biggest city in Bolivia?

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the biggest city in Bolivia with a population of 3.32 million.

Biggest Cities In Bolivia

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