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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
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ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Bolivia , whose nickname is "The Tibet of the Americas", is the most elevated and isolated country in South America.

Major tourist attractions include La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, its colonial history and museums, "Witch Doctor's Market", and the nearby Andean peaks; beautiful Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world which includes the cultural charms of Copacabana and Inca history on Isla del Sol, and the tours of the Bolivian Amazon - the planet's greatest ecosystem.

Add to that list a beautiful group of national parks, dozens of significant archaeological sites, and a wide variety of colorful native-population festivals and holidays.

CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
GENERAL INTEREST:
  • Electricity: 220V, 60Hz in the east; 110V, 60Hz in the west
  • Times to Travel: People journey to Bolivia at most anytime of the year, and because almost 50% of the country is located above 10,000 feet elevation, the days are pleasant and evenings cool. In the far eastern regions temperatures are warmer, often hot.

    The main tourist season is late June through early September, when the weather is the best and Bolivia's major festivals take place.

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This page was last updated on April 19, 2016.

Bolivia Trivia

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 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 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 are the ethnic groups of Bolivia?

The majority of Bolivians are either Native South American or of mixed Native American and European ancestry. The Mestizo ethnic group makes up 70% and Indigenous Bolivian makes up 20%.

Ethnic Groups Of Bolivia

What Does the Flag of Bolivia Look Like?

The official flag used in Bolivia consists of three horizontal stripes: red at the top, yellow in the middle, and green on the bottom. The country’s coat of arms is featured on the yellow stripe at the center of the flag.

What Do the Colors and Symbols of the Flag of Bolivia Mean?

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

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