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  • Officially»  Plurinational State of Bolivia 
  • Co- Capital» Sucre (official)
    • 2750 m in elevation
  • Co-Capital » La Paz (administrative)

Facts

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

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Overland

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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.

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  • 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

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This page was last updated on 2021.03.22 by Robert Vinet