The Facts About Bolivia

History of Bolivia:

After the fall of the Tiwanaku empire, the many Aymara Lake Titicaca were conquered by the Inca Empire. Prior to the Spanish conquest, the Andean province of Qullasuyu was a part of the Inca empire, while the northern and eastern lowlands were inhabited by independent nomadic tribes. Spanish conquistadors, arriving from Cuzco and Asunción took control of the region in the 16th century. During most of the Spanish colonial rule, Bolivia was known as Upper Peru and administered by the Royal Audiencia of Charcas. After the 1st call for independence in 1809, 16 years of war followed before the establishment of the Bolivian Republic, named for the

Liberator Simón Bolívar, on 6 August 1825. Since then Bolivia has endured regular periods of political and economic instability, including the loss of various provinces to its neighbours, such as Acre, parts of the Gran Chaco and its Pacific coast, making it a land-locked country.

Overview:

A country of extremes, landlocked Bolivia is the highest and most isolated country in South America. It has the largest proportion of indigenous people, who make up around two-thirds of the population. The country has the second-largest reserves of natural gas in South America, but there have been long-running tensions over the exploitation and export of the resource. Indigenous groups say the country should not relinquish control of the reserves, which they see as Bolivia’s sole remaining natural resource.

Bolivia is also one of the world’s largest producers of coca, the raw material for cocaine.A crop-eradication programme, though easing the flow of conditional US aid, has incensed many of Bolivia’s poorest farmers for whom coca is often the only source of income.

Information of Bolivia:

Full Name:

 Republic of Bolivia (República de Bolivia). Short Form: Bolivia.

National Language:

The National Language of Bolivia is Spanish. Spanish and 36 indigenous languages are official in Bolivia per the 2009 constitution. Previously only Spanish, Aymara, and Quechua were official languages of the country. Many Indians, particularly in the cities, market towns, and new colonies, speak or understand Spanish.

Capital:

Sucre is the Capital of Bolivia. Sucre is a very Beautiful city & heart of the political & economic activities of Bolivia.

The Religion:

Christianity is the official religion of Bolivia.

The Population:

The  Total population of Bolivia is 11.35 million

Currency Name & Value:

The Currency of Bolivia is called Bolivian Boliviano. .& one American Dollar is equal to 6.89 Bolivian Boliviano.

Area:

The area of Bolivia is 1.099 million km²

States:

The Total States of Bolivia.

Beni, , Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Pando, Potosí, Santa Cruz, Tarija

Cities:

  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra ,
  • El Alto,
  • La Paz,
  • Cochabamba,
  • Oruro,
  • Sucre,
  • Tarija
  • Potosí
  • Sacaba
  • Quillacollo
  • Montero
  • Trinidad
  • Riberalta
  • Warnes
  • La Guardia
  • Viacha
  • Yacuíba
  • Colcapirhua
  • Tiquipaya
  • Cobija
  • Vinto
  • Guayaramerín
  • Villazón
  • Yapacaní
  • Villamontes
  • Bermejo
  • Camiri
  • Tupiza
  • Llallagua
  • San Ignacio de Velasco
  • San Julián
  • Huanuni
  • Punata
  • Cotoca
  • Ascención de Guarayos
  • Achocalla
  • Mineros
  • Uyuni
  • San Borja
  • El Torno
  • Puerto Suárez
  • Portachuelo
  • Caranavi
  • Rurrenabaque
  • Challapata
  • Santa Ana del Yacuma
  • San José de Chiquitos
  • Sipe Sipe
  • Patacamaya
  • Puerto Quijarro
  • Vallegrande
  • Roboré
  • San Ignacio de Moxos

Famous Food:

Bolivia is a food rich country. There are many famous foods in Bolivia but these are famous foods.

  • Arroz con queso.
  • Charque.
  • Ají de * Saice.
  • Fricasé
  • Pique macho (beef, sausages, onions, peppers, egg and fries topped with sauce)
  • Saltenas.
  • Sopa de maní
  • Silpancho.

Historical Places of Bolivia:

Here Are 5 Top Interesting Historic Attractions  in this Country:

  • The Ruins Of Tiwanaku
  • The Mysterious Ruins Of Samaipata.
  • Isla Del Sol.
  • The Dinosaur Footprints Of Cal Orko.
  • The Jesuit Missions, Chiquitos.
Le christ de Cochabamba

Tourism Places of Bolivia:

  • Salar de Uyuni
  •  Uyuni’s National Parks
  • Train Cemetery
  • Jos del Inca Laguna
  •  Sucre
  • La Glorieta Castle
  • Villa Tunari
  • Valley of the Moon, La Paz
  • Copacabana/ Lake Titicaca
  • Illimani
  • Death road

Things to do in Bolivia:

  • It is a culture rich country & you can do a lot of things here like
  • Bike across North Yungas Road.
  • Visit Salar de Uyuni
  • See the sunset at Valley of the Moon
  • Head over to Laguna Colorada
  • Experience the rainforest
  • Walk across Isla del Sol
  • See the witch market, La Paz
  • Go to the Train Cemetery
  • Explore Lake Titicaca
  • Go up the Mi Teleferico
  • Wander around Museo del Tesoro

Interesting things of Bolivia:

  •  The technically has two capitals.
  • One is called La Paz, but the legal capital of Bolivia is Sucre.
  •  La Paz is the highest city above sea level in the world and it has the world’s longest and highest cable car system where you can admire some of the most beautiful views of the city.
  •  The western half of Bolivia is dominated by the Andes, a huge world-famous mountain range with steep slopes and snowy peaks.
  •  Almost half the population of Bolivia lives in the Altiplano (a high plateau) chains, in between the Andes mountains.
  • it is home to Lake Titicaca, bordering Peru. This is a world-famous lake, said to be the birthplace of the Inca people.
  • Lake Titicaca is the world’s largest and highest navigable lake in the world. The Inca people say it means the ‘cradle of the world’.
  • It has one of the world’s largest butterfly sanctuaries. It spans 24 hectares and is open every single day of the year. There are over 1,000 types of butterfly at this sanctuary.
  • Radio is an important part of It’s culture, often reaching very rural areas.
  • There are also jaguar cats, chinchillas and one of the rarest types of flamingoes all in It, including the special Andean Flamingo.
  • A well-known traditional dish in Bolivia is Saltenas, a lovely pastry with a meat filling stew, sometimes including olives and raisins too.

The Economy of Bolivia:

The economy of Bolivia is the 95th-largest economy in the world in nominal terms and the 87th-largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity. Bolivia is classified by the World Bank to be a lower middle income country. With a Human Development Index of 0.703, it is ranked 114th (high human development).

 Armed Forces:

Bolivia Active Armed Forces is 39.000 to 70.000 (est.) .And  Reserve  is  40.000 (est.).

Top Professions in Bolivia:

  • Wholesale Manager.
  • National Sales Manager
  • Director of sales.
  • Sales Executive.
  • Marketing Manager
  • National Account Manager
  • Head of Direct Sales
  • Head of Retail.

Strange Laws of Bolivia:

  • It is illegal to ask about a job
  • It is illegal to die in town
  • It’s illegal to idle your car in your own driveway
  • 1,000 Hours of training is required to braid hair.
  • A $110 license is required for teenagers to mow lawns.
  • In Canada, it’s now legal to engage in oral sex with your pet.
  • Royal Navy ships entering the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.
  • It is illegal to ride a cow while drunk.
  • In Turin, it is illegal to dye your pet’s fur.
  • It is illegal to have a bathtub in a private home in Ohio.
  • It is illegal to dress up as a priest on Halloween.
  • Bicycles are not allowed in the tennis courts.
  • A provision in Lokeren forbids “fortune telling, interpretation of dreams, quackery, and all related practices”.
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