REPUBLIC OF

BOLIVIA


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Bolivia Coat of Arms

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Bolivia Location Map

President Evo Morales

Bolivia President Evo Morales
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Capital
»Sucre

Official Language
»Spanish, Quechua,  Aymara, Guaraní

Demonym
»Bolivian

Government
» Unitary presidential constitutional republic

Area
»1,098,581 km2 (28th)

Population
»0,556,102 (83rd)

GDP (PPP)
»$59,195 billion
» Per capita -$5,364

GDP (nominal)
»$29,802 billion
» Per capita -$2,700

Currency
»Boliviano (BOB)

Time Zone
» BOT (UTC−4)

Bolivia has multiple natural and man-made tourist attractions. The Andes, which cross Bolivia, are the highest mountain range outside Asia, and the longest exposed mountain range in the world.

La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz

 

Bolivia’s seat of government, La Paz, is the highest seat of government city in the world at 3,660 metres (12,010 ft).

Lake Titicaca is one of the world’s highest commercially navigable lakes, and home to the Uros, a pre-Incan people who live on artificial floating islands on the lake. The Inca civilization and other pre-Columbian civilizations left ruins that still exist into the 21st century, including the Temple of Kalasasaya.

Yungas Road, one of the most dangerous roads in the world, attracts thousands of cyclists and thrill-seekers every year.

The city of Potosí is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is claimed to be the highest city in the world at 4,090 metres (13,420 ft).

Bolivia - Convento de San Felipe Neri, Sucre

Convento de San Felipe Neri, Sucre

The city is also the site of silver mines that produced fabulous wealth for the Spanish Monarchy; 45,000 tons of pure silver were mined from Cerro Rico from 1556 to 1783.

The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 4,085 square miles (10,580 km2).

Madidi National Park contains the upper Amazon River basin and is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi, a Bolivian NGO that works in defense of animal rights and the environment, maintains three wildlife centers throughout Bolivia where volunteers can work closely with wild animals, such as spider monkeys, jaguars and exotic birds.

Bolivia’s estimated 2012 gross domestic product (GDP) totaled $27.43 billion at official exchange rate and $56.14 billion at purchasing power parity.

Economic growth was estimated to be at about 5.2%, and inflation was estimated at about 6.9%. Bolivia was rated “Repressed” by the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom.

Despite a series of mostly political setbacks, between 2006 and 2009 the Morales administration has spurred growth higher than at any point in the preceding 30 years.

The growth was accompanied by a moderate decrease in inequality. A surplus budget of 1.7% (GDP) was obtained by 2012, the government runs surpluses since Morales administration reflecting a prudent economic management.

Bolivia Pertoleum

Pertoleum

Since 1985, the government of Bolivia has implemented a far-reaching program of macroeconomic stabilization and structural reform aimed at maintaining price stability, creating conditions for sustained growth, and alleviating scarcity.

A major reform of the customs service has significantly improved transparency in this area.

Soybean meal and oil

Soybean meal and oil

Parallel legislative reforms have locked into place market-liberal policies, especially in the hydrocarbon and telecommunication sectors, that have encouraged private investment. Foreign investors are accorded national treatment.

Bolivia is ranked 89 with an Economic Complexity Index (ECI) of -0.334567

Top 5 Products exported by Bolivia

  1. Petroleum Gas (44%),
  2. Precious Metal Scraps (7.5%),
  3. Zinc Ore (6.8%),
  4. Precious Metal Ore (6.4%),
  5. Soybean Meal (4.6%)

Top 5 Export destinations of Bolivia

  1. Brazil (32%),
  2. United States (16%),
  3. Argentina (15%),
  4. Peru (4.1%),
  5. Japan(3.9%)

Top 5 Products imported by Bolivia

  1. Refined Petroleum (9.4%),
  2. Cars (6.3%),
  3. Delivery Trucks (4.2%),
  4. Raw Iron Bars(2.1%),
  5. Pesticides (2.1%)

Top 5 Import origins of Bolivia

  1. Brazil (17%),
  2. Chile (14%),
  3. China (12%),
  4. United States (10%),
  5. Argentina(9.8%)

Bolivia has multiple natural and man-made tourist attractions. The Andes, which cross Bolivia, are the highest mountain range outside Asia, and the longest exposed mountain range in the world.

Bolivia - Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Bolivia’s seat of government, La Paz, is the highest seat of government city in the world at 3,660 metres (12,010 ft). Lake Titicaca is one of the world’s highest commercially navigable lakes, and home to the Uros, a pre-Incan people who live on artificial floating islands on the lake.

The Inca civilization and other pre-Columbian civilizations left ruins that still exist into the 21st century, including the Temple of Kalasasaya.

Yungas Road, one of the most dangerous roads in the world, attracts thousands of cyclists and thrill-seekers every year. The city of Potosí is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is claimed to be the highest city in the world at 4,090 metres (13,420 ft).

Bolivian Dancers

Bolivian Dancers

The city is also the site of silver mines that produced fabulous wealth for the Spanish Monarchy; 45,000 tons of pure silver were mined from Cerro Rico from 1556 to 1783.

The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 4,085 square miles (10,580 km2). Madidi National Park contains the upper Amazon River basin and is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi, a Bolivian NGO that works in defense of animal rights and the environment, maintains three wildlife centers throughout Bolivia where volunteers can work closely with wild animals, such as spider monkeys, jaguars and exotic birds.

To See
  • Bolivia has six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the eastern department of Santa Cruz there are the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, the Inca site El Fuerte in Samaipata and the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos.
  • Near the capital, there is Tiwanaku, an archeological site with the remains of a pre-Incan city. Finally, there are Sucre and Potosí, two cities founded by the Spanish in the 16th century.
  • Further more Bolivia boasts the world’s largest salt flat Salar de Uyuni, a portion of Lake Titicaca with Isla del Sol and being located in the middle of the Andes — mountain peaks higher than 6,000m.


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