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Bolivia

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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