Bolivia Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Lunch is generally the most important meal of the day. People take long lunch breaks and many try to eat... More
  • Family: Bolivian families, especially those in rural areas, may include grandparents as well as parents and children. Grandparents often take care... More
  • Fashion: Dress in Bolivia varies according to ethnic group, social class, and place of residence. Those in urban areas tend to... More
  • Visiting: In rural areas, the fer'a (market day) is an important weekly social event. The fer'a gives rural people a chance... More

Bolivia Facts

Bolivia stats

Capital La Paz (administrative capital)

note: Sucre (constitutional capital)
Government Type republic; note - the new constitution defines Bolivia as a "Social Unitarian State"
Currency BOB
Population 10,461,053
Total Area 424,162 Square Miles
1,098,581 Square Kilometers
Location Central South America, southwest of Brazil
Language Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara (official)

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