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Facts About Bolivia
An outline of facts about Bolivia and all the important facts about Bolivia are summarized in a list of facts and numbers. If your looking for more detail on some facts just click on one of the links below.
Official Name: República de Bolivia (Republic of Bolivia)
Capital: Sucre is the constitutional capital and La Paz is the administrative capital - the seat of the government.
President: Current president is Evo Morales. Presidents serve a single five-year term. Last election was held on December 18, 2005 and the next is to be held in 2010.
Currency: boliviano is the official currency in Bolivia.
Population: Population of Bolivia is 9,119,152 (July 2007 est.)
Ethnic composition Bolivia's ethnic composition is 55% predominantly indigenous, such as Quechua and Aymara. The rest is 30% mestizo, 12% European descendant and 3% other.
Languages Spoken: Spanish is the predominant language spoken in Bolivia. Indigenous languages such as Quechua or Aymara is also spoken in small mountain villages.
Life Expectancy: 64 years male and 69 years female.
Literacy Percent: 87%
Predominant Religion: Roman Catholic
Size: Bolivia is the sixth largest country in Latin America. The country has an area of 1,098,581 square kilometers (424,164 square miles). The country consists of 40% rainforest, 25% grass lands, 20% desert, 11% mountainous, 2% agricultural land, and 2% water.Departments: Bolivia is divided into 9 departments (departamentos). These are (with their capitals in parentheses):
Parks: Bolivia has 37 parks that cover roughly 17% of Bolivia's land mass. A few of the biggest national parks are Noel Kempff and Amboro National Park.
Agriculture - products: soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; timber
Electric Voltage: 110 and 220 volts, AC50Hz; flat two-pin plugs
Measurements & Weights: Metric
Time: Bolivia Standard Time is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4)
International telephone code: +591
Internet country code: .bo
GDP (purchasing power parity): $39.78 billion (2007 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $4,400 (2007 est.)
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