Bolivia

By Emma S.

Politics:

Flag -

  1. The Bolivian Flag Has 3 stripes horizontal in the colors, red, yellow, and green
  2. In the center of the yellow stripe, there is the coat of arms
  3. The coat of arms is a picture of muskets, laurel branches, and an Andean Condor (bird) on top
  4. represents the nine departments of Bolivia, as well as a former province

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Date of Independence -


  1. August 6th, 1825 was the date Bolivia was founded as a country.

Leadership -


  1. President Evo Morales (age 55) has been in office since 2006. He is a cocalero activist and he is part of the Movement For Socialism party.
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Geography:


Physical Features -

  • Altiplano
    • The Altiplano (high plane) is the highest plateau other than tibet.
    • It is in Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Peru.
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  • Lake Titicaca
    • Lake Titicaca is on the Altiplano.
    • It is at 3,811 meters above sea level
    • it is larger than all of Puerto Rico.
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  • Andes Mountains
    • The Andes mountains are the longest range of mountains in the world.
    • String through 7 Latin American countries.
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Climate -

  • 2 seasons, winter and summer
  • wet season and dry season
  • temp. depends majorly on elevation

Vegetation -

  • many rain forests, one of the most extensive amounts in the world
  • largest volume of rivers in the world
  • dry deserts in the altiplano
  • semi-humid woodlands

Precipitation -

  • Lots of rain around the rain forest areas
  • there was an avg. percipitation of 1146

Culture:


Population -

  • 8,800,000 People
  • Arithmetic Population Density(People per sq. Mile): 21 people
  • Urban Population: 63%
  • Literacy Rate of the population: 87%
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product): $2,400

Language(s) -

  • Spanish - This is one of the most common languages in the world. It is a co-official language of Bolivia.
  • Leco - Leco is a language native to Bolivia. It is spoken around Lake Titicaca.
  • Aymara - This is a limited language spoken by people of the Andes. Bolivia is the only place where it is an official language.

Major Religion(s) -

  • Christian

Interesting Facts:


  1. Bolivia is not a wealthy country, but they do have many beautiful tourist attractions.
  2. La Paz is the administrative capital.
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  4. It is located on the sides of hills, and there are many shops and restaurants there.
  5. The Madidi National Park is one of the most diverse national parks in the world from a biological standpoint
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  7. Lastly, the Salar de Uyuni is 4,000 square miles of salt flats.
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  9. These were formed by a lake from prehistoric times.
  10. Other attractions include Yungas Road and Tiwanaku.

Life Expectancy -

  • The life expectancy in Bolivia is 63 years old. This is not very high compared to the united states.

Interesting Pictures -

  • boliviaSA.jpg Madidi_park.jpg Camino_de_los_Yungas_Bolivia.jpg
  • .............Bolivia on S.A................................................Madidi National Park.......................................................Yungas Rd..........................................
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  • .....................La Paz........................................................................Salar de Uyuni................................................................Tiwanaku........................................

Current Events -

Economy:


Land Use -

  1. The Land in Bolivia is Split up into 2 Major Categories
  2. the raising of livestock and subsistence farming
  3. The other places that are not used for either of these things are used for almost nothing at all
  4. The raising of livestock is the raising of animals that are going to be used for food
  5. Subsistence farming is farming only as much as you need to survive, not extra to sell commercially

Resources (Imports/Exports) -

  • Precious metals (gold, silver, copper, etc)
  • Natural Gas
  • Coal
  • Petroleum (oil)

Major Cities And Population (by 2012 Census) -

  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra: 1,441,406 people
  • El Alto: 842,378 people
  • La Paz: 757,184 people
  • Cochabamba: 630,587 people
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