Guide to BOLIVIA
BOLIVIA which official name is Republic of Bolivia or Bolivia, is a country from America located at the Central South America, southwest of Brazil. BOLIVIA with 6,940 km sq km, limits with: Argentina 832 km, Brazil 3,423 km, Chile 860 km, Paraguay 750 km, Peru 1,075 km; and is divided in 9 departments . BOLIVIA's capital is Sucre (official) , but BOLIVIA 's most populated city is cochabamba with about 900,440 inhabitants.
History of BOLIVIA
BOLIVIA's government is republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Evo Morales as head of state.
Other symbols of BOLIVIA are Bolivian motto " La Unión es la Fuerza (Spanish, The Union is Strength) Bolivian anthem "Himno Nacional de la República de Bolivia (National Anthem of the Republic of Bolivia) Bolivian flag.Bolivian flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with the coat of arms centered on the yellow band; similar to the flag of Ghana, which has a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band .
BOLIVIA's history is quite long: Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor majority. However, since taking office, his controversial strategies have exacerbated racial and economic tensions between the Amerindian populations of the Andean west and the non-indigenous communities of the eastern lowlands.
BOLIVIA has an area of 098,580Km ,with a coastline of 0, this great area is composed by 1,084,390 sq km of land and 14,190 sq km of water. Bolivian geography is known by it's rugged Andes Mountains with a highland plateau (Altiplano), hills, lowland plains of the Amazon Basin . This makes Bolivian's land specially proclive to flooding in the northeast (March-April).
Guide to travel to BOLIVIA
If you are thinking on traveling to BOLIVIA, you will have to take in consideration some points like BOLIVIA's currency, BOLIVIA's weather, BOLIVIA's national holiday and BOLIVIA's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. BOLIVIA`s currency is called boliviano ( Bs), which is divided in 100 centavos
BOLIVIA's weather is characterized to be varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to BOLIVIA.
You can also consider to visit BOLIVIA on it's national holiday to get in BOLIVIA's culture. If you do so, BOLIVIA's national holiday is called Independence Day, 6 August.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of BOLIVIA: Nevado Sajama 6,542 m. And try also to get to BOLIVIA's lowest point: Rio Paraguay 90 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit BOLIVIA's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to BOLIVIA, with more than 1,084 airports and 1 airlines, you will get to BOLIVIA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. BOLIVIA has about3,504 of railways, and also10,000 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
BOLIVIA is known by Bolivians as Republica de Bolivia or Bolivia in the shortened way. Bolivian, about 9,119,152 people, are composed by different ethnics: Quechua 30%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 30%, Aymara 25%, white 15%. And they also have different languages: Spanish, Aymara, Quechua.
Another relevant point nowadays it's BOLIVIA's religion. Bolivians are divided in Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%.
Videos of Bolivia
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Latest News of Bolivia
|Bolivia seizes 27 tons of coca disguised as yerba mate tea
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) â€” Bolivian authorities say they've seized 27 metric tons of shredded coca leaves that were to have been shipped to Lebanon for processing into cocaine.
|Andean culture frustrates organ transplants in Bolivia
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) â€” For seven years, Maria Ramos battled bouts of depression as she underwent thrice-weekly dialysis treatments to keep her alive, her ambition of becoming a schoolteacher a seemingly unattainable dream.
|Bolivia flooding displaces thousands
Flooding forces more than 4,000 people from their homes in the town of Cobija in northern Bolivia after the river Acre bursts its banks.
|Uruguay offers landlocked Bolivia use of Atlantic port
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) â€” Uruguay says it hopes to give landlocked Bolivia an outlet to the sea.
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