Bolivia is located in South America. Named after the independence fighter Simon Bolivar, Bolivia broke away from Spanish rule in 1825. With an area of 1,098,581 sq km, it is slightly less than three times the size of the U.S. state of Montana.
Bolivia shares a border with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru. It is has the rugged Adnes Mountains with a highland plateau, along with hills and the lowland plains of the Amazon Basin.
People who live in Bolivia are called Bolivians, which is also an adjective used to describe something from this country. It is estimated that there will be 10,290,003 people in Bolivia by July 2012. The ethnic groups that reside in Bolivia are mostly Quechua (30%) and mestizo (30%) with some Aymara (25%) and white (15%). Several languages are spoken there, but only three are official: Spanish (60%), Quechua (21%), and Aymara (14%). Roman Catholics make up approximately 95% of the population, while Protestants, mostly Evangelical Methodist, make up an additional 5%.
The country's official name is Plurinational State of Bolivia. The capital is La Paz, and the country is made up of 9 departments. The constitution was created on February 7, 2009. The constitution can be found here through Constitution Finder. The current president is Juan Evo Morales Ayma. Information about the leaders of Bolivia's government can be found here. The currency is the bolivianos(BOB), which stands at 6.983 BOB per USD as of 2011.
All of this information was gathered from the CIA World Factbook. For more information, check out these resources...
Bolivian President Site
Bolivia, CIA World Factbook
Background Notes: Bolivia, U.S. Department of State
2011 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Bolivia, U.S. Department of State.
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