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Last update : 11 February 2019


Bolivia information

Bolivia is a country on the South American continent.

Capital : Sucre
Language :  Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Currency :  Boliviano
Population : 10 985 059
Area : 1 098 581  km2

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Bolivia facts

1. Independence from Spain obtained on August 6, 1825.
2. The population density is 10 people / km2.
3. The country is 3.5 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 78%.
5. The longest river is Mamoré, 1 900 km.
6. The full name of the country – the Multinational State of Bolivia.
7. Political system – republic.
8. Motto of the country – “In unity, strength.”
9. The highest peak is Sajama 6520 m above sea level.
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11. There is a condor in the coat of arms of this country.

Author: MR

12. La Paz is the highest located capital in the world. It is located at an altitude of over 3,600 m above sea level.

Author: Patrycja

13. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 90 place,
      – 2018 year – 63 place.

14. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 55,000 professional and 37,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 44 800 professional and 37 100 reservists.

15. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 54 tanks, 210 armored vehicles, 72 jet aircraft and 42 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 54 tanks, 137 armored vehicles, 72 jet aircraft and 39 helicopters.

16. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $315,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $315,000,000 .

17. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 the year was about 22 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 17 ships.

18. Solar de Uyuni is the largest salt cell in the world.

Author: Alicja

19. The minimum wage is 1 440 boliviano per month, plus the obligatory bonus for holidays depending on the number of hours worked (data from 2014).

20. The amount of income tax in Bolivia is 25%.

21. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.1% .

Author: Daria

22. In Bolivia, an average adult consumes about 5.9 liters of pure alcohol a year.

23. The national alcohol is singani.

24. The most beer is beer – 77%, then spirit – 19%, wine – 3.9%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.1%.

Author: AlkoWorld

25. In this country, compulsory education lasts 8 years.

26. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

27. The average IQ level is 87.

Author: EduKacJa

28. In this country there are 4.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 490 658 people).

Author: Reebeka

29. The national animal is a great condor.

Author: Kos

30. Built-up speed allowed is 40 km / h.

Author: AutoMania

31. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 80 km / h.

32. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

33. In 2013, 2,400 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

Author: AutoMania

34. The country has over 1,207,000 motor vehicles registered (106 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

35. 23% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 2 620,000 people).

36. 13.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

37. In this country there are over 80 488 km of paved roads (0.13% of all roads in the world).

38. In this country there are 855 airports, 21 of the paved surface.

39. In this country there are over 3 652 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

40. In this country over 4,24,000 (2015) 7 570 580 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 69% of the population).

41. About 3,800,000 (2015) 6 100 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

42. The average speed of fixed internet is 1.8 Mb / s, and the maximum 13.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

43. The country’s top-level domain is .bo . There are over 10,060 websites with such an extension.

44. The most popular pages with the extension .bo are: google.com.bo, luo.bo and gob.bo.

Author: http

45. The country has 2018 over $7,530,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.13% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

46. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $37,313,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $37 510,000,000 .

47. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 32.4% GDP, or around: $12,089,412,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 45.7% GDP, or around: $17 142 070 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $1 502.

48. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $8,228,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $310,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

49. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 15 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

50. The lowest temperature: -25,7 °C was measured in Uyuni.

Author: weather

51. The highest temperature: 46.7 °C was measured at Villamontes.

Author: weather

52. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Author: medi

53. The average life expectancy in this country is 65.6 years (women – 67.7 years and men – 63.4 years).

Author: Wilga

54. In this country, women can get married at the age of 14 (with the consent of their parents), and men aged 16.

55. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.2 years old.

56. 10 women give birth to 27 children on average.

Author: Nadia

57. The average age people living in this country is 23.7 years.

Author: Sara19

58. The country is around:
3 609 000 people (32.85%) in the age range 0-14 years.
6 821 000 people (62.09%) in the age range 15-64 years.
555 800 people (5.06%) over 65 years old.

59. In this country, about 250,000 children are born each year (2.3% of the population), and about 71 600 people die (0.7% of the population).

Author: Sara19

60. The lowest situated place in the country is the Paraguay River – 90 m above sea level.

Author: Klemens

61. On the building of the Bolivian parliament there is a clock in which the tips are turning in the opposite direction.

62. Poopó Lake, the second of the largest lakes in Bolivia has completely dried up, transforming into deserts where fishing boats have remained.

63. In this country there are as many as 37 official languages.

Author: KAsia

64. According to the Bolivian law, if the mother goes to prison, her child goes to her for a transfer.

65. Yungas Roda – The Death Road from Coroico to La Paz is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. About 250 people die there annually.

66. As much as 43% of the global lithium resource is in Bolivia.

Author: KAsia

67. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

Author: Lutra

68. There are 370550 km2 of agricultural land in Bolivia (34% of the country).

69. 28 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

70. Colquechaca is the highest located city in the country.

71. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1938.

72. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 50 days.

73. The country joined the UN on November 14, 1945.

74. The work week is 48 hours.

Author: Statyk

75. 63% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

76. 581996 km2 of the country is covered by forests (53.7%)

77. The last death penalty was made in 1974.

Author: Statyk

78. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 25% (2018).

79. The tax on goods and services is 13% (2018).

80. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.2%.

Author: Fan%

81. Bolivia has 42,500 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

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What is the highest peak in Bolivia?
The highest peak in Bolivia is Sajama (6542 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Bolivia?
The largest river in Bolivia is Mamoré, 1 900 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Bolivia?
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What is the national dish?
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What Bolivia has national colors?
National colors: red, yellow and green.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is singani.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a great condor.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Bolivia?
Bolivia is bordered by such countries as: Argentina 832 km, Brazil 3 423 km, Chile 860 km, Paraguay 750 km, Peru 1 075 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 23.7 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 1 440 boliviano per month, plus the obligatory bonus for holidays depending on the number of hours worked (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Bolivia?
The population density is 10 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “In unity, strength.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 46.7 ° C was measured at Villamontes.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -25,7 ° C was measured in Uyuni.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta