Bolivia

 
Category:   World Travel Directory  :  South America  :  Bolivia
 
Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Chile and Peru to the west.

Bolivia is a democratic republic, divided into 9 departments. Its geography is varied from the peaks of the Andes in the west, to the eastern lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country, with a medium Human Development Index score, and a poverty level around 60%. Its main economic activities include agriculture, forestry, and fishing, mining and manufacturing goods such as textiles, clothing, refined metals, and refined petroleum.

The Bolivian population, estimated at 9 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Asians and Africans. The main language spoken is Spanish, although the Aymara and Quechua languages are also common. The large number of different cultures within Bolivia has contributed greatly to a wide diversity in fields such as art, cuisine, literature and music.  Source


Bolivia Facts

Population: 9 million

Capital: La Paz

Currency: Boliviano

Area: 1,098,581 km2

Language: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code: +591

Time Zone: GMT - 4

Main Cities: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cochabamba, La Paz, Sucre, Oruro, Tarija, Potosi, Montero, Trinidad, Yacuiba