Bolivia is a
country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil in
the Northeast, Paraguay in the Southeast, Argentina in the South
and Peru and Chile in the West. The country has no outlet to the
ocean. Western park of the country is dominated by mountainous
terrain. Andes mountain range stretches from North to South.
Bolivia has some of the highest peaks of the range with Ankohuma
(6550 m), Illampu (6485 m) and Illimani (6462 m). To the East
and Northeast of the mountains lie the Amazon plains and in the
Southeast lie the valley of Chaco. Among the major rivers in
Bolivia are rivers Beni, Madre de Dios in the North and
Pilkomayo Desaguadero in the Southeast.
languages in Bolivia are Spanish, Quechua, Aymara and many other
native languages. Most of citizens in the country speak two
languages. The Spanish language itself is so abundant with
Indian words and phrases that makes the language very distinct
from other versions of Spanish in the South and Central America.
numbers in Bolivia
Tourist police in La Paz 222-5016,
Ambulance (La Paz) 118
Bolivia is a
republic. The head of the state and government is president who
gets elected every five years. Parliament has two chambers with
27 senators and 130 deputies.
of Bolivia have a continental climate with temperatures ranging from 25C in
summer and 5- 10C in winter. The plains are hot and humid with
annual temperature of 20- 25C. Bolivia has two seasons: dry
season lasts from April to September and rainy season from
October to March.
Most of the
population of Bolivia are Roman Catholic at 95%. Although many pagan cults,
beliefs and superstitions are prevalent in the rural area of the
Office hours in
in Bolivia are usually open
from Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 12pm and from 2:30pm to 6pm