Bolivia (Quechua: Buliwya, Aymara: Wuliwya,
Guarani: Volívia), officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is
a sovereign country located in the central-western region of South
America, politically it is constituted as a plurinational state,
decentralized with autonomies. It is organized in nine departments.
Its capital is Sucre, seat of the judicial organ; La Paz is the seat
of the executive, legislative and electoral bodies, as well as being
the political, cultural and financial epicenter of the country. The
largest and most populated city is Santa Cruz de la Sierra,
considered the economic engine of the country.
Bolivia has a
population of about 10.1 million inhabitants according to the last
census, of the year 2012. It borders to the north and to the east
with Brazil, to the south with Paraguay and Argentina, and to the
west with Chile and Peru, it does not have exit to the sea Its
surface is the sixth largest in Latin America and includes different
geographical areas such as the Andes mountain range, the Altiplano,
the Amazon, the Llanos de Moxos and the Chaco, being one of the
countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world.
Tunari National Park is located in the western part of
Cochabamba Department in Bolivia. This national reserve
covers an area of 3,090 sq km.
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