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Bolivia

Bolivia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Sucre / La Paz

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:23

  • Population

    Population

    11.15 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +591

  • Currency

    Currency

    Bs. BOB (boliviano)

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Bolivia

Bolivia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Sucre / La Paz

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:23

  • Population

    Population

    11.15 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +591

  • Currency

    Currency

    Bs. BOB (boliviano)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 564

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.70 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 146mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 098 580 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    25%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    51%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    34%

  • Railways

    Railways

    2866km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    3.68 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Quechua - 30 %
    mestizo - 30 %
    Aymara - 25 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 95 %
    Protestant - 5 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    92.5%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    Quechua
    Aymara

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    71 200

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    5.8 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    30.5%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.5%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    4%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    117 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.3%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing, jewelry

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, Brazil nuts

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -178%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    16%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    20 411kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    152 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    38

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What not to do when visiting Bolivia

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Street & Behavioral

Don't wear expensive-looking jewellery, watches and don't carry a large amount of cash.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't talk about money and business over a dinner - it's frowned upon. Save it for the boardroom.

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3/13
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Street & Behavioral

Don't take photos of the natives - you might "steal their soul". Always ask for permission.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Bolivia has a ceremonial navy despite being a landlocked country. It is also the only country in the Americas to have two capitals.

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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised by Bolivians standing very close, touch and maintain strong eye contact while conversing.

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5/13
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget the "express kidnappings" are common in La Paz and bigger towns - a crime, where victims are robbed typically aboard of taxi, and forced to withdraw money from ATMs.

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6/13
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Business & Communication

Don't enter a bus without saying hello - locals are friendly and always enter a trufis (public bus) by greeting the rest with "buenos dias" or "buenas tardes".

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7/13
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Business & Communication

Don't accept the food at first time when offered - it's polite to insist the host.

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8/13
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Business & Communication

Don't get distracted by sprayed water - it can be an attempt for petty crime.

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9/13
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Street & Behavioral

Don't underestimate the high attitude at several parts of Bolivia, including La Paz - you may get a sickness if it's new for you.

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10/13
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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to take your own toilet paper and other toiletries when travelling.

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11/13
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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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12/13
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Street & Behavioral

Don't expect everything will go smoothly when visiting in wet season - wet weather can cause some delays.

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Tell us your experience

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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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