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Complete details about Bolivia in South America with capital city La Paz

Country NameBolivia (Bolivia)
Country CodeBOL
Capital CityLa Paz
ContinentSouth America
RegionSouth America
Independence Year1825
Surface Area1098581.0
Life Expectancy63.7 years
GNP8571.0 (old 7967.0)
Government FormRepublic

Spoken Languages

Aimará [official]     (3.2%)
Guaraní     (0.1%)
Ket?ua [official]     (8.1%)
Spanish [official]     (87.7%)

Major Cities

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz     (population 935361)
La Paz, La Paz     (population 758141)
El Alto, La Paz     (population 534466)
Cochabamba, Cochabamba     (population 482800)
Oruro, Oruro     (population 223553)
Sucre, Chuquisaca     (population 178426)
Potosí, Potosí     (population 140642)
Tarija, Tarija     (population 125255)

Bolivia's most recent News and Stories

Publisher: Daily MailWed, 10 Feb 2016 13:27:08 -0800
Bolivia's second largest lake has been transformed into a desert

A lake the size of Los Angeles has dried up into a desert in Bolivia as a result of climate change and industry, according to scientists. The shocking aerial photos taken by NASA's Earth Observatory show a dusty plain where the mountainous saline lake ...   read full story

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Publisher: Deutsche WelleWed, 10 Feb 2016 07:22:30 -0800
Bolivia's second-largest lake has disappeared read full story
Publisher: Sputnik InternationalWed, 10 Feb 2016 05:52:30 -0800
Time's Up: Bolivia's Second Largest Lake Has Officially Evaporated read full story

Publisher: Yahoo NewsWed, 10 Feb 2016 12:48:45 -0800
Bolivia leader asks probe of ex-girlfriend's contracts

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) ? Bolivia's President Evo Morales says he's asking government auditors to investigate contracts given to a Chinese company that employs a former girlfriend. Morales denies any wrongdoing in the more than $400 million worth of ...   read full story

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Publisher: Upside Down WorldWed, 10 Feb 2016 11:18:45 -0800
Bolivia Votes: Can Evo Morales Run Again? read full story
Publisher: Prensa LatinaWed, 10 Feb 2016 13:56:15 -0800
Bolivia Modified its Justice System read full story

Publisher:, 09 Feb 2016 01:22:30 -0800
'We thought we were going to be robbed and killed'

The hostels are known for loose all-nighters and after a few weeks subsisting on Bolivia's national dish of gristly schnitzel, hard-boiled egg and white rice, we were keen to get to the cosmopolitan capital for some international cuisine and a chance ...   read full story

Publisher: Electric Co-op TodayWed, 10 Feb 2016 00:03:45 -0800
On the Ground in Bolivia: Day 2

Editor's note: Zuraidah Hoffman, communications manager for NRECA International, recently spent a week visiting areas in Bolivia where co-op volunteers from Missouri and Oklahoma will travel later this year to bring residents electricity. She is ...   read full story

Bolivia Tweets

From @GPDVALCOJEDES on Thu Feb 11 09:59:06 EST 2016 La derecha quiere volver hacer de latinoamérica, el partió trasero del imperio norte americano, "NO PASARAN" Viva Ecuador y Bolivia.
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From @Usecheluz on Thu Feb 11 09:58:51 EST 2016 RT @SomosChavezMird: ¡Cambio climático! Confirman evaporación del segundo lago más extenso de Bolivia
From @TSCBnacional on Thu Feb 11 09:58:44 EST 2016 La lucha continúa, el Proceso #No se detiene, con #Evo #Si #Bolivia
From @NoticiasPuntual on Thu Feb 11 09:58:44 EST 2016 Bolivia y Argentina afianzan la agenda energética
From @azurduy_carlos on Thu Feb 11 09:58:41 EST 2016 #NO necesita este país vende patrias, necesita patriotas #SI #Bolivia
From @kikosegovia on Thu Feb 11 09:58:31 EST 2016 RT @LozanoMabel: En breve empezaremos a montar "Tribus de la Inquisición", documental rodado en Bolivia con mi amigo @RobertoNaviaG https:/?
From @AngelesHood1 on Thu Feb 11 09:58:21 EST 2016 RT @ALESSIOPULEO1: #EscucharasMiCorazon pronto en Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Cbile con editorial @DelNuevoExtremo
From @ThanKyuBolivia on Thu Feb 11 09:58:21 EST 2016 Hermosas pretties les dejamos el trailer del comeback de nuestros verdositos disfrutenlo... vamos a reproducirlo...
From @Alej052015 on Thu Feb 11 09:58:18 EST 2016 Vamos a seguir luchando por la patria, por el país #VamosTodosSi #Bolivia
From @JorgeFloresss20 on Thu Feb 11 09:58:15 EST 2016 #Evo es #Bolivia y toda Bolivia es un solo futuro #VotaSi #Bolivia ???????..
From @O_Bolivia on Thu Feb 11 09:58:11 EST 2016 RT @geanrivas: #NowPlaying Wesley Safadão - Sweet Home Alabama
From @groveryapura on Thu Feb 11 09:58:11 EST 2016 #Bolivia. Evo pide que comisión legislativa especial investigue contratos de China #CAMC
From @DVVillavicencio on Thu Feb 11 09:58:10 EST 2016 Gabriela Zapata: "Pueden ponerme 50 juicios no van a encontrar nada"