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About Bolivia in detail
Where is Bolivia?
Bolivia, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 16 30 S 68 09 W otherwise in South America, in Central South America, southwest of Brazil.
What is the capital city of Bolivia?
The capital city of Bolivia is: La Paz.
What is the time in La Paz?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of La Paz is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Bolivia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Bolivia is: .bo
What is the size of Bolivia?
The territory of Bolivia is total: 1,098,581 sq km; land: 1,083,301 sq km, water: 15,280 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Bolivia is slightly less than three times the size of Montana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Bolivia, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 7,252 km.
What is the water coverage of Bolivia?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Bolivia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Bolivia?
The climate of Bolivia is varies with altitude: humid and tropical to cold and semiarid.
Geographical data of Bolivia
The elevation of Bolivia; mean elevation: 1,192 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Rio Paraguay 90 m, highest point: Nevado Sajama 6,542 m.
The typical geographical details of Bolivia include rugged Andes Mountains with a highland plateau (Altiplano), hills, lowland plains of the Amazon Basin.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Bolivia is landlocked country; shares control of Lago Titicaca, world's highest navigable lake (elevation 3,805 m), with Peru.
Resources and land use of Bolivia
The country’s main mined products are tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 34.3%; arable land 3.6%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 30.5%; forest: 52.5%; other: 13.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Bolivia
The number of inhabitants of Bolivia is 10,969,649 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that a high altitude plain in the west between two cordillera of the Andes, known as the Altiplano, is the focal area for most of the population; a dense settlement pattern is also found in and around the city of Santa Cruz, located on the eastern side of the Andes.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 68.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Bolivia is concentrated in Santa Cruz 2.107 million; LA PAZ (capital) 1.816 million; Cochabamba 1.24 million; Sucre (constitutional capital) 372,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Bolivia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 68%, indigenous 20%, white 5%, cholo/chola 2%, black 1%, other 1%, unspecified 3% ; 44% of respondents indicated feeling part of some indigenous group, predominantly Quechua or Aymara. Note: results among surveys vary based on the wording of the ethnicity question and the available response choices; the 2001 national census did not provide "mestizo" as a response choice, resulting in a much higher proportion of respondents identifying themselves as belonging to one of the available indigenous ethnicity choices; the use of "mestizo" and "cholo" varies among response choices in surveys, with surveys using the terms interchanageably, providing one or the other as a response choice, or providing the two as separate response choices (2009 estimate).
Spoken languages in Bolivia
The spoken languages in Bolivia are the following: Spanish (official language) 60.7%, Quechua (official language) 21.2%, Aymara (official language) 14.6%, foreign languages 2.4%, Guarani (official language) 0.6%, other native languages 0.4%, none 0.1%. Note: Bolivia's 2009 constitution designates Spanish and all indigenous languages as official language; 36 indigenous languages are specified, including some that are extinct (2001 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Bolivia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 76.8%, Evangelical and Pentecostal 8.1%, Protestant 7.9%, other 1.7%, none 5.5% (2012 estimate).
Further population data of Bolivia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 32.36% (male 1,808,567 / female 1,740,760) 15-24 years: 19.55% (male 1,086,134 / female 1,058,584) 25-54 years: 37.08% (male 1,986,514 / female 2,081,415) 55-64 years: 5.83% (male 296,197 / female 343,394) 65 years and over: 5.18% (male 250,749 / female 317,335) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Bolivia is 1.54% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Bolivia the birth rate is 22.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 6.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Bolivia the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Bolivia, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Bolivia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 6.3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Bolivia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Bolivia is a resource rich country with strong growth attributed to captive markets for natural gas exports – to Brazil and Argentina. Gas accounts for roughly 50% of Bolivia's total exports and will fund more than half of its 2015 budget. However, the coFollowing a disastrous economic crisis during the early 1980s, reforms spurred private investment, stimulated economic growth, and cut poverty rates in the 1990s. The period 2003-05 was characterized by political instability, racial tensions, and violentA lack of foreign investment in the key sectors of mining and hydrocarbons, along with conflict among social groups, pose challenges for the Bolivian economy. In 2015, President Evo MORALES expanded efforts to court international investment and boost Boli.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Bolivia is $35.7 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Bolivia is 3.7% (2016 estimate) 4.8% (2015 estimate) 5.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Bolivia this is $7,200 (2016 estimate) $7,000 (2015 estimate) $6,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Bolivia produces?
The main agricultural products of Bolivia are soybeans, quinoa, Brazil nuts, sugarcane, coffee, corn, rice, potatoes, chia, coca.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing, jewelry. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing, jewelry.
Drinking water source in Bolivia
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 96.7% of population, rural: 75.6% of population, total: 90% of population. Unimproved: urban: 3.3% of population, rural: 24.4% of population, total: 10% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Bolivia
In Bolivia, the average number of childbirth is 2.68 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Bolivia
The average age of the population is total: 24 years; male: 23.3 years, female: 24.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Bolivia it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Bolivia is -0.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 3 years.
Is Bolivia a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Bolivia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Bolivia density of the hospital beds is 1.1 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Bolivia the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis Avectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Bolivia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Bolivia is 15.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Bolivia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Bolivia are flooding in the northeast (March to April)volcanism: volcanic activity in Andes Mountains on the border with Chile; historically active volcanoes in this region are Irruputuncu (elev. 5,163 m), which last erupted in 1995, and Olca-Paruma.
More interesting facts about Bolivia
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production.In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009 and October 2014, President MORALES easily won reelection. His party maintained control of the legislative branch of the government, which has allowed him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts. MORALES has publicly described the elected judiciary as a failed experiment that has not resolved judicial backlogs or extended pre-trial detention. He has called for a public referendum on the judicial system.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Bolivia: 6 August 1825 (from Spain).
The flag and other symbols of Bolivia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with the coat of arms centered on the yellow band; red stands for bravery and the blood of national heroes, yellow for the nation's mineral resources, and green for the fertility of the land. Note: similar to the flag of Ghana, which has a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; in 2009, a presidential decree made it mandatory for a so-called wiphala - a square, multi-colored flag representing the country's indigenous peoples - to be used alongside the traditional flag.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Bolivia: llama, Andean condor; national colors: red, yellow, green.
Constitution of Bolivia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Bolivia?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Bolivia is a civil law system with influences from Roman, Spanish, canon (religious), French, and indigenous law.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Bolivia, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Plurinational Legislative Assembly or Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional consists of the Chamber of Senators or Camara de Senadores (36 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms) and the Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (130 seats; 70 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 53 indirectly elected in single-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote, and 7 - apportioned to non-contiguous, rural areas in 7 of the 9 states - directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: Chamber of Senators and Chamber of Deputies - last held on 12 October 2014 (next to be held in 2019)election results: Chamber of Senators - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - MAS 25, UD 9, PDC 2; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - MAS 88, UD 32, PDC 10.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Bolivia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Bolivia the labor force is 4.993 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Bolivia is total: 36.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 39.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 32.7 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Bolivia is 7.5% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Bolivia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 0.8% highest 10%: 33.6% (2012 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Bolivia the GINI index is .46,6 (2012).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Bolivia, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: 0.8% highest 10%: 33.6% (2012 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Bolivia
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Bolivia is; revenues: $15.44 billion, expenditures: $17.66 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 43.3% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Bolivia is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Bolivia
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 3.9% (2016 estimate), 4.1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 7.6% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Bolivia
Bolivia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Bolivia is: $7.528 billion (2016 estimate), $8.197 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: natural gas, mineral ores, gold, soybeans and soy products, tin.
The most important imported products are: machinery, petroleum products, vehicles, iron and steel, plastics, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 17.9%, Brazil 16.5%, Argentina 11.8%, US 10.6%, Peru 6.2%, Japan 5.2%, Chile 4.6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Bolivia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Bolivia, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 30% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 1.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Bolivia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Bolivia; Bolivian National Telecommunications Company was privatized in 1995 but re-nationalized in 2007; the primary trunk system is being expanded and employs digital microwave radio relay; some areas are served by fiber-optic cable; system operations, reliabilidomestic: most telephones are concentrated in La Paz, Santa Cruz, and other capital cities; mobile-cellular telephone use expanding rapidly and, in 2015, teledensity reached about 95 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 591; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Bolivia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Bolivia: 855 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Bolivia: total: 80,488 km, paved: 6,850 km, unpaved: 73,638 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Bolivia: 10,000 km (commercially navigable almost exclusively in the northern and eastern parts of the country) (2012).
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Facts & data about Bolivia
Name of the country: conventional long form: Plurinational State of Bolivia, conventional short form: Bolivia, local long form: Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, local short form: Bolivia, etymology: the country is named after Simon BOLIVAR, a 19th-century leader in the South American wars for independence.
|Abbrevation: Bolivia||Geographic coordinates:
17 00 S, 65 00 W
|Country location: South America|
|Capital of Bolivia: La Paz||GPS of the Capital:
16 30 S 68 09 W
|Position: Central South America, southwest of Brazil|
|Land area: total: 1,098,581 sq km; land: 1,083,301 sq km, water: 15,280 sq km||Terrain: rugged Andes Mountains with a highland plateau (Altiplano), hills, lowland plains of the Amazon Basin
||Area comparative: slightly less than three times the size of Montana|
|Population: 10,969,649 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.54% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.95 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.86 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.79 male(s) / female, total population: 0.98 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $7.528 billion (2016 estimate), $8.197 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $8.981 billion (2016 estimate), $9.069 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 17.9%, Brazil 16.5%, Argentina 11.8%, US 10.6%, Peru 6.2%, Japan 5.2%, Chile 4.6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 68.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): Santa Cruz 2.107 million; LA PAZ (capital) 1.816 million; Cochabamba 1.24 million; Sucre (constitutional capital) 372,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 24 years; male: 23.3 years, female: 24.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 4.871 million. Percent of population: 45.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 881,084. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 10.163 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 94 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 7.5% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Bolivian(s) adjective: Bolivian||National holidays: Independence Day, 6 August (1825)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 69.2 years. Male: 66.4 years, female: 72.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.68 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 22.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 95.7%; male: 97.8%, female: 93.6% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system with influences from Roman, Spanish, canon (religious), French, and indigenous law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory|
|Industries: mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing, jewelry||Industrial production growth rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.7% (2016 estimate) 4.8% (2015 estimate) 5.5% (2014 estimate)|
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