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This is the native flag of Bolivia.

Bolivia rests entirely within the Tropics, in Central South America, southwest of Brazil, but the extreme differences in elevation from along the Brazilian border (300 feet) to (21,000 feet) at the highest peaks. The land has a total of 424,162 Square Miles. (1,098,581 Square Kilometers )The population is 10,461,053, but the population growth rate is 1.63% Some major urban Areas are; Santa Cruz (1.719 million) La Paz (capital, 1.715 million), and Sucre (constitutional capital, 307,000) Annual rate of Urbanization change is 2.18%. With a variety of soil, Bolivia is highly vegetated, from the sparse scrub grasses in semiarid highlands to lush rain forests. These forests contain hardwoods, these hardwoods are; Mahogany, South American, Oak, and Cedar.There are two seasons in La Paz: a rainy season beginning in December and continuing through March, and a dry season from April to November. The climate is usually cool, but the sunshine raises the daytime temperatures in Bolivia.

Aymara women wear bright skirts called Idquopolleras. Aymara men usually wear striped ponchos and hats with ear flaps called chullos. Quechua women wear long skirts and hats that are unique to their home village. But some Aymara and Quechua people wear western clothes. The military branches are Bolivian Armed Forces, Bolivian Army, Bolivian Naval Force, and Bolivian Air Force. During 300 years of colnial rule, Spain imposed its institutions on the colony and concentrated on mineral exports, which are still the center of the Bolivian economy. Using forced Indian labor, local entrepreneurs extracted the mineral wealth, the silver deposits at Potosi were the largest in the western world and shipped it to Spain. A national holiday is Indeoendence day, celebrated on the 6th of August. For thousands of years, the Indians of Bolivia have made fine jewlery, pottery, and colorful rugs and shawls, and still these traditions continue on.

Bolivians love soccer, which is called futbol in Spanish. Most Bolivians enjoy playing chess and card games. Women often play canasta or rummy. Men get together on Fridays to play cacho, a game with dice, or sapo, in which they try to shoot small metal pieces into the mouth of a receptacle shaped like a frog. Aymara women wear their bowler hats tipped to one side if they are un married, and in the middle if they are married. At the age of 16, the birthday girl wears a white dress and dances the waltz with her father and other boys. There is a special dance called the auqui-auqui performed by old men to make fun of the rich.

Independence Day Parade

A church in San Francisco, La Paz

A rock formation in La Paz

The food in Bolivia

Picture of Bolivia


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