Flag of Bolivia

  • Officially ยปย  Plurinational State of Boliviaย 
  • Co- Capital ยป Sucre (official)
    • 2750 m in elevation
  • Co-Capital ยป La Paz (administrative)

Facts

  • Population ยป 10.8 million
    • The country is more rural than urban
  • Languages ยป Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, Guarani, and 34 other native languages
  • Religion ยป Christianity
  • Life expectancy ยป 66 years (men), 71 years (women)
  • Currency ยป boliviano

Notes

  • Indigenous people make up around two-thirds of the population
  • The country has the second-largest reserves of natural gas in South America
  • One of the world’s largest producers of coca

Geography

  • Area ยป 1.1 million sq km (424,164 sq miles)
    • About twice the size of Spain
  • Bolivia’s capital cities are situated on the Andean Plateau (Altiplano) in the western part of the country.
  • Landlocked
  • Bordered by Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru.
Map of Bolivia

Map of Bolivia (Source ยป France)

Maps

Overland

Weather.com ยป

The narrow dirt road, which was built into the side of the Cordillera Oriental Mountain chain by Paraguayan prisoners in the 1930s, has a death toll of about 300 people a year, according to the History Channel. The path, most of which is no wider than 12 feet, descends nearly 11,800 feet in just 40 miles, and travelers have to deal with dangers such as aconstant fog, heavy rain, loose rocks, limited visibility and 2,000-foot drop-offs. But that doesn’t stop thrill-seeking tourists from traveling (and even bicycling) the infamous road, which has become one of Bolivia’s most popular attractions.

Adventures

Travel

  • El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB) is Bolivia’s main international airport,
    • located in the city of El Alto, 13 km (8 mi) south west of La Paz
Security Map of Bolivia (Source ยป France, Sept 2021)

Security Map of Bolivia (Source ยป France, Sept 2021)

Government Travel Advice

Embassies

  • Canada
    • Embassy of Canada in Bolivia
      Street address:
      2678 Victor Sanjinรฉs Street
      Barcelona Building
      Second Floor, Plaza Espaรฑa (Sopocachi)
      La Paz, Bolivia
    • Tel. ยป 591-2-2-415141
    • Fax ยป 591-2-2-414453
    • Email ยป [email protected]
  • France ยป
    • Ambassade de France en Bolivie
      Avenida Hernando Siles nยฐ 5390 – Esquina calle 8
      Obrajes
      La Paz
      Tel : +591 2 214 99 00
      Numรฉro de permanence :+591 77593158
      Courriel : [email protected]
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