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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: NBCNews.comSun, 05 Jul 2015 15:50:28 -0700
Pope Francis Back in South America for Visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay

QUITO, Ecuador ? Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time as pontiff Sunday, beginning a nine-day tour. Pope Francis received a raucous welcome in Ecuador on the first leg of his pilgrimage, in which he ...   read full story

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Publisher: TIMESun, 05 Jul 2015 14:56:15 -0700
Pope Francis Returns to South America read full story
Publisher: OregonLive.comSun, 05 Jul 2015 13:26:15 -0700
Pope Francis returns to South America, visiting Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay read full story
Publisher: CatholicPhilly.comMon, 06 Jul 2015 11:56:15 -0700
From Argentina, an exodus to see Pope Francis in Paraguay, Bolivia read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 04 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0700
Pope Francis to visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay read full story
Publisher: Catholic News AgencyMon, 06 Jul 2015 09:18:45 -0700
Pope Francis' visit will stir up people's faith, Bolivian priest at Vatican ... read full story


Publisher: Huffington PostSat, 04 Jul 2015 12:18:45 -0700
Tensions Rise In Bolivia As Indigenous Witches Prepare For The Pope's Visit

EL ALTO, Bolivia, July 4 (Reuters) - At a "Witches Market" in the Bolivian city of El Alto, dried llama fetuses said to bring good fortune hang outside tin shack stalls while healers read the future in coca leaves and call on ancient spirits to cure ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersSat, 04 Jul 2015 11:22:30 -0700
In land of Pachamama, Bolivians hope for pope of 'good intentions' read full story


Publisher: StarNewsOnline.comSun, 05 Jul 2015 16:48:45 -0700
Carolina Cash 5 lottery ticket worth $227000 sold in Bolivia

BOLIVIA | One lucky person in Brunswick County likely celebrated more than the Fourth of July this weekend after purchasing a winning Carolina Cash 5 lottery ticket worth $227,196. The ticket was sold at the Middle River C Store on Old Ocean Highway in ...   read full story


Publisher: The GuardianTue, 30 Jun 2015 10:51:20 -0700
Will Pope Francis chew coca leaves during his Bolivia trip?

The chief Vatican spokesman, Federico Lombardi, said on Tuesday that the pope had not yet decided whether he would chew the leaves after Bolivia's culture minister revealed this week that the pope had ?specifically requested? that coca leaves be made ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 29 Jun 2015 04:48:45 -0700
Pope 'plans to chew coca leaves during Bolivia visit' read full story
Publisher: RTTue, 30 Jun 2015 05:11:15 -0700
Pope Francis to chew coca leaves during visit to Bolivia ? minister read full story
Publisher: ReutersSun, 28 Jun 2015 11:22:30 -0700
Pope plans to chew coca leaves in Bolivia: minister read full story
Publisher: Boing BoingWed, 01 Jul 2015 13:26:15 -0700
Pope "plans to chew coca leaves during Bolivia visit" read full story
Publisher: Catholic Herald OnlineMon, 29 Jun 2015 06:52:29 -0700
Pope Francis wants to chew coca leaves during Bolivia visit, claims government ... read full story

Bolivia Tweets

From @Figuero_aa on Mon Jul 06 22:27:54 EDT 2015 Grupo feminista protesta contra la llegada del Papa a Bolivia http://t.co/rMvAgDma6X
From @Minooey_ on Mon Jul 06 22:27:48 EDT 2015 Grupo feminista protesta contra la llegada del Papa a Bolivia http://t.co/9sPLjAVnci
From @jgugueto on Mon Jul 06 22:27:48 EDT 2015 +1 RT @isabelemus: Si Guasdualito quedara en Cuba o en Bolivia tal vez la ayuda del gobierno hubiera llegado más rápido!
From @grandrexgamer_Y on Mon Jul 06 22:27:43 EDT 2015 RT @Sick18Youtube: Me gustó un video de @YouTube http://t.co/ouUhiKpAnr PERU GOLEA RICO vs BOLIVIA - COPA AMERICA 2015 ? @brunoacme
From @SvldoeST on Mon Jul 06 22:27:41 EDT 2015 Grupo feminista protesta contra la llegada del Papa a Bolivia http://t.co/zn3ConsmJd
From @kleon100 on Mon Jul 06 22:27:33 EDT 2015 RT @nytimesworld: People gathering at Plaza de la Independencia in Quito, awaiting Pope Francis http://t.co/cAq2D016b1 by @JimBYardley http?
From @willsflwr on Mon Jul 06 22:27:23 EDT 2015 RT @mckellar_joseph: World Gathering of Social Movements Delegates almorzando in Bolivia @PICOnetwork #Tellthepope #CV2Bolivia http://t.co/?
From @monasgus on Mon Jul 06 22:27:21 EDT 2015 RT @gerenciambiente: Muchacho sobre Guasdualito: Si quedara en Cuba o Bolivia la ayuda hubiera llegado más rápido: http://t.co/C7gCU2sS4t v?
From @piensomusica on Mon Jul 06 22:27:21 EDT 2015 Te contamos cómo fue el concierto de @dracorosa en la ciudad de La Paz, Bolivia. #dracorosa http://t.co/w5TUofr0zC http://t.co/XjwtkBm2IB
From @WallJavier on Mon Jul 06 22:27:18 EDT 2015 Soy un re fan de miss bolivia y si a vos no te gusta mi vida retira porque aca manda la cumbia
From @Sick18Youtube on Mon Jul 06 22:27:11 EDT 2015 Me gustó un video de @YouTube http://t.co/ouUhiKpAnr PERU GOLEA RICO vs BOLIVIA - COPA AMERICA 2015 ? @brunoacme
From @Oli_Ochoaa on Mon Jul 06 22:27:00 EDT 2015 Grupo feminista protesta contra la llegada del Papa a Bolivia http://t.co/HP9GYnQSM7
From @Napoo_O on Mon Jul 06 22:26:58 EDT 2015 Grupo feminista protesta contra la llegada del Papa a Bolivia http://t.co/CSuHvvQnHV
From @valersp on Mon Jul 06 22:26:58 EDT 2015 @EresCurioso bolivia es la real caca
From @P__Aredessz on Mon Jul 06 22:26:57 EDT 2015 Grupo feminista protesta contra la llegada del Papa a Bolivia http://t.co/KBL81vQYNQ