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Bolivia

 La Paz- one of the capitals of bolivia

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Some of bolivia's wildlife- the flamingo  

La paz, bolivia

Many people say that sucre is the capital of bolivia, while others say it is la paz. I researched on google maps because I figured that it is reliable source and it said that both of them were. I'm still not completely sure, so that is why I put both. Let me know if you find out more about this topic, I would love to hear! 

     The population of bolivia is 11,110,517. Bolivia is also 424,200 square miles, with the andes mountains passing through it. The coordinates are 16.2902° S, 63.5887° W. Bolivia's government system is democracy, and in their elections people are required to vote at the age of 21 of 18 if married to the age of 70, then not required. The Legislative branch is in charge of making the laws. 

The current flag of Bolivia was adopted in 1851. It displays three horizontal stripes of red, yellow and green, with the Bolivian coat of arms in the center. Red symbolizes the brave soldiers of Bolivia, green for fertility, and yellow is the nation's mineral deposits.

Sucre, bolivia

Some landforms are: Lake Titicaca, the Andes Mountains, the Cordillera Real, and Salar de Uyuni.

These mountains the longest mountain range in the world.

The Andes Mountains 


The Cordillera Real is a mountain range in the Bolivian Andes.

It’s a prehistoric lake that went dry.

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. 

Lake Titicaca is one of South America's largest lakes, and it's waters are famously still and brightly reflective.

Altiplano (highlands) – Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Oruro, Cochabamba, Sucre, Potosí and Uyuni

Climate varies from cool and humid to semi-arid (very small amount of annual rainfall). The average temperature ranges from 15 to 27°C (60 – 80ºF) with the coldest temperatures occurring in the south-western portion of the Altiplano during the months of June and July. The rest of the year tends to be dry and sunny, however nights can get chilly, dropping to just above 0 °C (32º F).  December and January are the hottest months of the year with humid days and warm nights. Strange huh? It's the exact opposite of our average climate


Llanos (lowlands) – Santa Cruz, Rurrenabaque, Cobija, and Trinidad

A humid tropical climate with clear-cut wet and dry seasons and an average temperature of 30 °C (86 °F). One of the wettest regions in Bolivia, the rainy season extending from late September to May, sees an annual rainfall average between 1000 and 4000 mm (40 – 150″). The heavy rainfall is caused by winds blowing in from the Amazon rainforest.

Qala Qala cave paintings

Tiwanaku - La Paz. A capital of the precursor of Inca Empire, developed in 300 -­1000 AD. Ancient pilgrimage center of high spiritual importance. Remnants of monumental, large stone architecture with carved sculptures.

  • Chincana Ruins - La Paz, Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca. Ruins of a complex building, similar to a labyrinth, most likely built by Inca.

  • Qala Qala Cave - Oruro. Cave paintings, considered to be a work of Wankarani culture (around 800 BC - 400 AD). Drawings show mainly llamas.

  • Torre de la Compañía - Potosí. Visually impressive, ornate (beautiful) bell tower, built in 1707 in Baroque style (Fancy).

Torre de la Compañía

or Company Tower

tiwanaku 

chincana ruins

Bolivia has large amounts of gold, tin, silver, and natural gas.


As for 2010 estimates, the country has produced nearly 8% of the world’s total tin output, 6% of silver, 2% of lead, and

nearly 80% of the natural gas produced in the country is exported.

Natural gas plant in Bolivia.

In Bolivia, one way to find gold is panning for it.

Bolivian silver mine


A tin mine in bolivia.

Food and beverages, clothing, and jewelry are some of the largest industrial products in Bolivia.

Alpaca fleece contains no lanolin therefore ready to be made into clothing easily, that's why most shops in Bolivia use alpaca and llama fleece.

One example of the beautiful bolivian clothing

Bolivian beverages are similar to ours. the most popular alcoholic drink is chicha de colla, made from fermented corn, and drunk in a bowl.

In different Bolivian meals, you can have up to 400 different types of potatoes.

The national gemstone of Bolivia is ametrine, a unique form of quartz, which is why there may be some in necklaces.

Just some potatoes grown in bolivia

There are over 400 types of potatoes grown in Bolivia.

60% of the corn in bolivia is grown by small farms, and 40% of corn is made by medium to large farms

There are 111 calories cooked in half of a cup of cooked quinoa.


Quinoa is grown in Bolivia


Cornfield in Bolivia, so colorful and bright.

 

bolivian independence day

National soccer team of bolivia

Bolivian Independence day - it marks the signing of the declaration of independance from Spain on August 6th, 182I.

Soccer is popular in bolivia, The national team is known as La verde and won the american cup in 1963.

There are 29 official languages of bolivia.

languages of bolivia


boliviabella.com

countrystudies.us/bolivia/55.htm

Britannica.com