Latin America & Caribbean

Bolivia profile - Facts

Bolivia has plenty of mineral resources
  • Full name: Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • Population: 10.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Sucre (official), La Paz (administrative)
  • Largest city: Santa Cruz
  • Area: 1.1 million sq km (424,164 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, Guarani
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 69 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 boliviano = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Soyabeans, natural gas, zinc, gold, silver, lead, tin, antimony, wood, sugar
  • GNI per capita: US $2,550 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .bo
  • International dialling code: +591