Nestled among countries like Peru, Brazil and Chile, Bolivia is ecologically diverse and has a cultural history influenced by various indigenous groups.
Though the nation is burdened with economic strife and political controversy, Bolivia is rich with natural resources. For travelers, there’s much to enjoy in the beautiful capital, La Paz, the cultural and financial epicenter of the country.
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What is the name of lake Bolivia shares with Peru?
Lake Titicaca. Bolivia and Peru border Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America. The lake is also one of the highest lakes in the world at 12,500 sq. feet.
Where is Bolvia?
Bolivia is located in between Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile.
The capital of Bolivia is:
As the capital of Bolivia, La Paz is the largest city in the country. The city is also the cultural and financial epicenter.
Which languages are spoken in Bolivia?
There are three official languages of Bolivia, Spanish, Quechua and Aymara. Quechua and Aymara are both indigenous languages.
Bolivia is known for being the wealthiest South American nation.
Bolivia is known as the poorest country in South America. Due to political instability, racial tension among indigenous groups, and an economic crisis in the 1980s, Bolivia’s’ economy struggles despite its wealth in natural resources. According to a 2004 estimate, 64 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
Bolivia became independent from which country in 1825?
Bolivia gained independence from Spanish rule in 1825. The nation was named after South American hero Simon Bolivar, a freedom fighter of other countries like Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia.
A nation of extremes, which environment does not exist in Bolivia?
Bolivia is a land-locked country with no coast for beaches. However,the nation is quite diverse ecologically with humid jungles and cold snow-covered mountains.
What is an empanada?
An empanada is a meat and/or vegetable filled pie, typically fried or grilled. Empanadas are very popular in Bolivia.
Which of these items is NOT a traditional part of Bolivian cuisine?
Majao, Silpancho and Pacumutu are all traditional Bolivian cuisine. Majao is a rice dish with beef, eggs and fried banana. Silpancho is a type of meat with rice and potatoes. Pacumutu is a dish with rice, grilled beef, fried yucca and cheese. Ceviche is a popular citrus-marinated seafood appetizer served in many Latin American countries.
What major illegal crop is exported from Bolivia?
Coca. The Coca leaf, used to make cocaine, is grown in mass quantities in Bolivia. The nation is the third-largest producer of coca in the world, behind Colombia and Peru.