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Bolivia Travel Guide


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Capital La Paz (seat of government); Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary)
Government Republic
Currency Boliviano (BOB)
Area total: 1,098,580 km2
water: 14,190 km2
land: 1,084,390 km2
Population 8,989,046 (July 2006 est.)
Language Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara (official)
Religion Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist)
Electricity 220V/50HZ
Calling Code +591
Internet TLD .bo
Time Zone UTC-4

Bolivia is a beautiful, geographically diverse, multiethnic, and democratic country in the heart of South America. It is surrounded by Brazil to the northeast, Peru to the northwest, Chile to the southwest, Argentina and Paraguay to the south. It shares with Peru control of Lake Titicaca (Lago Titicaca), the world's highest navigable lake (elevation 3,805 m).

Sometimes referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, Bolivia is one of the most "remote" countries in the western hemisphere; except for the navigable Paraguay River stretching to the distant Atlantic, Bolivia and Paraguay are the only two landlocked nations in the Americas. It is also the most indigenous country in the Americas, with 60% of its population being of pure Native American ancestry.



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