Name Bolivia (long form) Republic of Bolivia
Population 8,857,900 ( 85 out of 192 Countries)
Capital City La Paz (seat of government) (812,000); Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary) (224,000)
Currency Boliviano (BOB)
Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, others
National Day August 6
Religions Catholic (95%), Protestant (5%)
Latitude/Longitude (Capital City) 16° 30' S, 68° 10' W
Relative Location The landlocked country of Bolivia is positioned in the southern and western hemispheres. It's located in west-central South America, and bordered by Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile.
Coastline 0 miles (0 km) (landlocked)
Land Areas (land) 418,685 sq miles (1,084,390 sq km) (water) 5,479 sq miles (14,190 sq km) (TOTAL) 424,164 sq miles (1,098,580 sq km) ( 27 out of 192 Countries )
Highest Pt. Nevado Sajama - 6,542 m
Lowest Pt. Paraguay River - 90 m
Climate In general terms the tropical eastern lowlands are warm (often hot), humid and rainy. The Andes are quite temperate in the lower foothills and sheltered valleys, but temperatures decrease by increased altitude, reaching Arctic-like levels in the higher elevations. The elevated plateaus that ring the mountains (Altiplano) are ravaged by strong, cold winds, and an arid, overall chilly climate throughout most of the year. High and low temperatures in Bolivia depend primarily on elevation and have very little seasonal variation. Overall, rainfall is heaviest in the summer months, with the southern areas of the country receiving the least amounts of precipitation. La Paz, located high in the Andes, has different weather conditions depending on one's altitude within the city. Regardless, and overall, the average winter high temperatures reach the high 10 °C, while in summer, daily highs are in the low 21 °C. Afternoon rainfall is common in summer, and clear, sunny skies are winter staples.
Distance between Brisbane, Australia and La Paz, Bolivia, as the crow flies: 13413 km
Distance between Tehran, Iran and La Paz, Bolivia, as the crow flies: 13732 km