Bolivia

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Continent – South America

Region – Not applicable

Size – 1,098,580 km²

Geography – Mountainous to the west, flat plains in the Amazon basin

Language – Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Religion – 95%  Roman Catholic, 5% Protestant

Monetary Unit – Boliviano

Natural Resources – tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber

Agriculture – soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; timber

Industry – mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing

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Neighbouring Countries – Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru

Population – 10,631,486 (2014)

Population Growth Rate – 1.42%

Average Life Expectancy – 66.2

Capital City – La Paz (population 877,363)

Most Populated City – Santa Cruz de la Sierra (population 1,453,549)

Highest Mountain – Nevado Sajama (6,542 m)

Longest River – Manmore

Climate – Warm winters 12°C to 27°C and hot summers 19°C to 30°C on flat plains, cold winters and cool summers in mountains 1°C to 19°C

Yearly Rainfall – 90cm on plains, 55 cm in mountains

 

Plant Life – ranges from alpine plants in mountains to tropical plants of the rainforest including ichu grass, totora reed, tola, yaretta, potato, quina tree, Para (rubber) tree, vanilla, sarsaparilla, saffron, palms, sweet potatoes, manioc, peanuts

Animal Life – llama, alpaca, guanaco, guinea pig, puma, coati, tapir, armadillo, sloth, peccary, capiguara (river hog), ant bear, monkeys

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Bolivia. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/bolivia.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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