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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
Population8329000
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: Open DemocracySun, 23 Nov 2014 16:56:15 -0800
Lessons from Bolivia: re-nationalising the hydrocarbon industry

President Evo Morales came to power in Bolivia in 2006 amid widespread discontent. The country had been experiencing a long-term economic growth failure, with income per capita in 2005 lower than it was 27 years prior, and privatization efforts had ...   read full story


Publisher: ABC NewsFri, 21 Nov 2014 21:03:45 -0800
Influx of Cheap Peruvian Quinoa Riles Bolivia

The fight pits hardscrabble, traditional organic growers mostly in Bolivia's semi-arid highlands against upstart Peruvian agribusinesses concentrated on the Pacific coast that include heavy pesticide users. Peru is about to overtake Bolivia as the top ...   read full story

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Publisher: Fox News LatinoSun, 23 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0800
The battle for quinoa: Influx of grain from Peru causes commercial feud with ... read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 19 Nov 2014 16:15:57 -0800
Child labour laws: A step back for advancing Bolivia?

For nine-year-old Samuel Juan Ramos Gomez, brick making is part of everyday life. When he has finished school for the day, he puts down his pencil and picks up a shovel, helping his parents in the small brick factory at the back of his house. Samuel ...   read full story


Publisher: Green Left WeeklyFri, 21 Nov 2014 21:37:30 -0800
Bolivia eyewitness: Pro-poor change transforming the country

I was privileged to take part in a delegation to Bolivia via the New York-based Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle. The delegation travelled around the country learning from, and offering solidarity to, the exciting revolutionary processes taking place ...   read full story

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Publisher: teleSUR EnglishSun, 23 Nov 2014 03:03:45 -0800
President Morales Promises to Meet Worker Demands read full story

Bolivia Tweets

From @maylinv on Mon Nov 24 09:36:23 EST 2014 #Bolivia El MAS enfrenta semana crucial de cara a elecciones bolivianas http://t.co/Sv6RnsPqjE
From @grexeco on Mon Nov 24 09:36:17 EST 2014 Saludos @laligaenVTV https://t.co/CtrPcA7Wx6 Tricolor nacional brillo en lo más alto de Bolivia
From @DuelosH on Mon Nov 24 09:36:11 EST 2014 COPA AMÉRICA Grupo A: Chile México Perú Bolivia Grupo B: Argentina Colombia Paraguay Venezuela Grupo... http://t.co/lkvGXO2h4L
From @eduardomaceda on Mon Nov 24 09:36:04 EST 2014 RT @augusrodri: Cargando la montaña. Bolivia. @hacerfotos http://t.co/HKbBhLRi1a
From @boliviatravel1 on Mon Nov 24 09:35:42 EST 2014 Acreditación Prensa Dakar Bolivia 2015. A las 11:00 horas de hoy se realizará la Conferencia de Prensa para... http://t.co/Jhy8O3qDgN
From @EnanoO_4G on Mon Nov 24 09:35:38 EST 2014 (#Byy) Bolivia destina 7,9% de PIB a educación, el segundo más alto de la región http://t.co/jiwwc3SvsH (#MaiiCool)
From @EnanoO_4G on Mon Nov 24 09:35:38 EST 2014 #Diimee_Maiicool Bolivia destina 7,9% de PIB a educación, el segundo más alto de la región http://t.co/ZDUJ4CbPpI ?Miiguel'DFultree
From @DJRoque01 on Mon Nov 24 09:35:34 EST 2014 Bolivia destina 7,9% de PIB a educación, el segundo más alto de la región http://t.co/ZMRcxRsRde
From @ElinformativoRD on Mon Nov 24 09:35:34 EST 2014 Bolivia destina 7,9% de PIB a educación, el segundo más alto de la región http://t.co/ttbdcMuciv
From @AnaSantosCH on Mon Nov 24 09:35:31 EST 2014 RT @AnaLiaPineyrua: Reforma constitucional del FA. En el camino de Venezuela, Bolivia y Ecuador. Es lo que queremos?
From @C_Gonzalez_ on Mon Nov 24 09:35:31 EST 2014 ¿Qué se puede esperar si Chile juega contra Ecuador, Colombia, Perú o Bolivia en Copa América? Si insultan a un jugador de raza negra...
From @solo_fati on Mon Nov 24 09:35:31 EST 2014 RT @LosTiemposBol: #Bolivia El Gobierno destinó 7,9% de PIB a educación en 2014 http://t.co/Z1aCHygcc8
From @escvan on Mon Nov 24 09:35:27 EST 2014 RT @FLORISABELCRUZ: Evo Morales,Bolivia Un gobierno incorruptible enaltece y enriquece a un pueblo, y suprime la corrupción. #YaMeCanse
From @yo_gringoloco on Mon Nov 24 09:35:17 EST 2014 RT @EnlacesBolivia: BoA inaugura vuelos directos a Miami http://t.co/Rs96sX2Rhk #Bolivia
From @ElMiotuitea on Mon Nov 24 09:35:17 EST 2014 El Director Técnico de Bolivia Néstor Clausen alabó la evolución de la Selección Venezolana de Fútbol #ElMíoFanático