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Welcome to Bolivia. With tropical rain forests in the north, snowcapped mountains in the west, and the world’s largest salt flat in the south, Bolivia has a wide variety of environments. You won’t find any beaches there, however. That’s because Bolivia is landlocked. Get to know the wildlife, land, and rich culture of this country in South America.

What do you know about Bolivia? Get the facts.


Official Name: Plurinational State of Bolivia


Size: 424,164 square miles (1,098,581 square kilometers); about the size of California and Texas together


Population: 10,461,053 as of 2013


Capitals: La Paz (administrative); Sucre (constitutional)


Languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara


Climate: Varies with altitude; tropical to cold and semiarid


Currency: Boliviano


Products: Natural gas, oil, silver, zinc, tin; soybeans, coffee, corn, cotton

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