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					         BOLIVIA



By German Huanca Luna
      Content
   Location
   Brief History
   National Symbols
   Economic Data
   Social Indicators
   Current events
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Map of South America
Bolivia Topographic Map
                            Timeline
Independence 1809
      First constitution 1825
               National Revolution 1952
                                          Democracy 1982
                                                        Constituent Assembly 2006

                                                    Hydro-
                                                   carbons




                    Coups and countercoups        Democracy
National Symbols



     Flag               Coat of arms




            “Kantuta”            “Patuju”
                          Profile
   Full Country Name: The Republic of Bolivia
   Legal Capital: Sucre
   Area: 1.28 million sq km (425,000 sq miles)
   Population: 9.4 million (2006)
   Political Capital: La Paz (population 0.8 million; conurbation 1.5
    million)
   People: Indigenous, primarily Aymara, Quechua, and Guarani
    (65%), Mestizo (35%)
   Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, Aymara (all official) plus
    numerous other indigenous languages
   Religion(s): Roman Catholic (95%), Protestant (Evangelical
    Methodist)
Economic structure




                     http://www.apostamosxbolivia.org/axb/revistas.asp
         Basic Economic Data

   GDP: $10.33 bn (2006)
   GDP per head: approx US$1,102 (2006)
   GNI per head at PPP: $2,740 (2005)
   Annual Growth: 4.8% (2007)
   Inflation: 11.7% (2007)
   Unemployment: 9% (2007 – estimate)
   Major Industries: Natural gas, mining and agriculture
   Major trading partners: Brazil, Argentina, United
    States, Japan,, Chile, Peru, EU
http://www.apostamosxbolivia.org/axb/revistas.asp
Social Indicators (Est. 2007)
   Age structure: 0-14 years: 34.3%, 15-64 years: 61.1% , 65 years
    and over: 4.6%
   Median age: total: 22.2 years male: 21.5 years female: 22.9 years
   Birth rate:22.82 births/1,000 population
   Death rate:7.44 deaths/1,000 population
   Infant mortality rate: total: 50.43 deaths/1,000 live births male:
    53.93 deaths/1,000 live births, female: 46.76 deaths/1,000 live
    births
   Life expectancy at birth: total population: 66.19 years, male: 63.53
    years female: 68.97 years
   Total fertility rate: 2.76 children born/woman
   Literacy: total population: 86.7% male: 93.1% female: 80.7% (2001
    census)
Cultural Heritage
   Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible
    Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO)
   Caporales, Saya, Diablada, Kantus,
    Kullawada, Llamerada, Morenada, Potolo,
    Pujllay, Suri Sikuris, Tinku, Tobas, and Waca
    Waca among others.
The first indigenous president
Constituent Assembly

				
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