Bolivia (Spanish. Bolivia, Quechua Buliwya, Aymara Wuliwya, Guar. Volívia)
Country in the central part of South America. Once was part of the great Inca Empire. To the present day in the country survived numerous ruins of ancient cities in the pre-Columbian era. Inca adapted to live in hard alpine climate, and now the majority of the population lives on the plateau of the Altiplano, also located here and the actual capital of the country - La Paz, which is the highest capital in the world.
One of the "most-most" places of Bolivia also highlighted national parks, biodiversity which is considered one of the richest in the world, the highest ski resort in the world - Chacaltaya - and the largest dried salt lake in the world, Salar de Uyuni. Basic kinds of tourism in the country - excursions, ecotourism, hiking, skiing, fishing.
The location, grounds and landscape
Bolivia borders in north and north-east with Brazil, in the south-east - with Paraguay, in the south - with Argentina, in the south-west and west - with Chile and Peru. Does not have access to the sea.
The country's territory is 1 098 581 km².
In the western part of the country stretched the Andes Mountains. The mountain area is divided into three regions: Western Cordillera, Cordillera Real and the high plateau of the Altiplano, separating these ranges. In the area of the Western Cordillera there are volcanoes as extinct, as well as acting, among them - the highest point in the country - an extinct volcano Sajama (6542 m). Andes sharply down to the area of desert plains called Oriente, decreasing to 4350 m throughout the 80 km. Eastern plains occupy most of the country.
Population: more than 10 million 460 thousand people.
Capital: Sucre (with the population of 245 thousand people), city whre the Supreme Court is situated. Most government offices in Boliviaare are located in La Paz ( more than 890 thousand inhabitants).
Biggest cities: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, El Alto, La Paz.
Languages: official language of Bolivia - Spanish, but most of the local Indians speak Aymara, Quechua and Guarani.
Religion: majority of the population of the believers - the adherents of the Catholic Church. Also there are Protestants and Jews.
Time zone: GMT -4.
Calling code: +591.
Currency: Boliviano (BOB). 1 Boliviano equal to 100 centavos. In circulation are banknotes in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 Bs and coins of 5, 2 and 1 Boliviano and 50, 20 and 10 centavos. Rates 1.00 USD ≅ 6.93 BOB, 1.00 EUR ≅ 9.41 BOB.
Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.