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War of the Pacific

The War of the Pacific took place in South America between 1879 and 1883. In the 19th century, there were no clearly defined borders between Peru, Bolivia, and Chile in the Atacama Desert region. This became a source of conflict when valuable natural resources were discovered in the region. 1)


The charango is a small Andean stringed instrument, similar to the mandolin. It usually has 10 strings. Traditionally, the soundbox was made from the shell of an armadillo. The instrument was created in its current form in the 18th century. The charango is considered the national instrument in Bolivia, but it is also used in Chile and Peru. 2)


Puna is a high mountain vegetation formation characteristic of semi-desert and desert areas, with dry and cool climates, occurring over a large area of the Andes, at an altitude of 9800 ft - 16000 ft. The typical vegetation is dry-stemmed bunchgrasses. 3)

Death of Che Guevara

Che Guevara was shot and killed in La Higuera, Vallegrande, Bolivia in 1967. 4)

39 languages

Bolivia is home to 10 million people, 88% of whom speak Spanish. Despite this, the country has 39 official languages, including many Indian languages. This is due to the constitution stating that each language of the indigenous people is the language of the country. An extreme case is the nearly extinct Bauré language, which is spoken by fewer than 200 people today. 5)

Uyuni Salt Flats

Uyuni Salt Flats is the largest salt cell in the world. 6)


On the building of the Bolivian parliament, there is a clock in which the hands are turning in the opposite direction. 7)

Poopó Lake

Poopó Lake, the second of the largest lakes in Bolivia has completely dried up, transforming into deserts where fishing boats have remained. 8)

The Death Road

Yungas Roda – The Death Road from Coroico to La Paz is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. About 250 people die there annually. 9)

La Paz

La Paz is the highest-located capital in the world. It is located at an altitude of over 11,975 ft above sea level. 10)


Colquechaca is the highest located city in the country. 11)


As much as 43% of the global lithium resource is in Bolivia. 12)


The national alcohol of Bolivia is singani. 13)

Andean condor

The national animal of Bolivia is an Andean condor. 14)

Mount Sajama

The highest peak in Bolivia is Sajama 21,463 feet. 15)

Mamoré River

The largest river in Bolivia is Mamoré 1.200 miles long. 16)


In Bolivia, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 25% (2018). 17)

bolivia.txt · Last modified: 2021/12/23 04:48 by aga