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Mines in bolivia unearth tones of precious minerals.

Bolivia

The gateway of the sun is believed to be a kind of calendar.

Petroleum gas is the main export of bolivia.

  1. The population of Bolivia is about 10.86 million people
  2. Sucre is the capital city of Bolivia
  3. The latitude and longitude of Bolivia is 16.2902° S, 63.5887° W
  4. The area in square miles of Bolivia is about 424,200 square miles
  5. Bolivia is a democracy, like the united states it has three branches: the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the judicial branch. 

Basic information  

Landforms

  1. Mountains
  2. Volcanos
  3. Lakes

Acotango is the tallest volcano in bolivia with a summit of 19,856 ft it is taller than Mt.kilimanjaro!

 Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable body of water in the world at 12,500 ft. above sea level!

The red arrows are pointing to the volcanoes in the cordillera occidental.

The red arrows are pointing to the volcanoes in the cordillera occidental.

The highest point of the cordillera occidental is called Cerro Tatamá and is 13,500 ft above sea level!

The red arrows are pointing to the volcanoes in the cordillera occidental.

Climate 

Humid subtropical climate

  1. 70 to 80 degrees when it's warmer
  2. Two seasons: summer and winter
  3. lots of rain

Semiarid climate

  1. 10-20 inches of rain yearly
  2. Not much plant life
  3. semiarid places can be hot or cold 

Human features

  1. Gateway to the sun
  2. Yungas road
  3. The scure cathedral

Yungas road claims about 300 lives a year. It is a popular biking destination and a very deadly one!

The gateway of the sun is believed to be a calendar because it looks like there are 290 days split into 12 months with 24 days in each one. 

It took from 1552 to 1712 to complete the cathedral that's 260 years!

  1. Tin
  2. Gold
  3. Silver

Silver mines in bolivia in 2013 dug up 574,936,302 dollars of silver.

Natural resources 

Gold mines in bolivia in 1945 uncovered 28,935 pounds of gold.That is 538,807,872 dollars in gold!

In 2010,Bolivia was the source of 8% of the world's tin.

  1. Petroleum gas
  2. Tobacco
  3. Timber

Industry 

In 2001 the exports of the timber industry added up to be 85.9 million dollars!

Tobacco is a big industry in bolivia.In 2014 they harvested 2503 acres of tobacco.it is a big industry and a deadly one as it kills 45 men in some way or another.

petroleum gas otherwise known as propane is bolivia's main export.

Agriculture 

Top crops of Bolivia

  1. Tobacco
  2. Potatos
  3. Coca leafs  

In 1975 bolivia's potato industry grew 834,000 tons of potatoes. That's a lot of potatoes!                      

Bolivia is estimated to be the source of 20% of the world's coca leaves

At the peak of the tobacco industry in 1974, 5,436 acres of tobacco were harvested.

  1. Over 80% of bolivians are catholic
  2. corpus christi is a very celebrated holiday  
  3. Salteñas are the national dish of bolivia   

Culture