Where is Bolivia?

Located in Central South America, Bolivia has a 7,252.00 km border with Argentina (942 km), Brazil (3,403 km), Chile (942 km), Paraguay (753 km) and Peru (1,212 km).Chile and Peru rebuff Bolivia's reactivated claim to restore the Atacama corridor.

Bolivia is a South American country covering 1,098,581.00 km2 of which 1.39% is water and 1,083,301.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 29th largest country in the world and slightly less than three times the size of Montana. Its geographic coordinates are 17 00 S, 65 00 W and La Paz is the capital city.

The country is named after Simon Bolivar, a leader in the South American wars for independence.

Its ISO code is BO.


Bolivia has a mean elevation of 1,192 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Rio Paraguay which is 90m above sea level. Its highest elevation is Nevado Sajama which is 6,542m above tall.

Its climate varies depending on altitude, from humid and tropical at low altitudes to cold and semiarid at high altitudes. Its terrain consists of the rugged Andes Mountains with a highland plateau.


Bolivia has a population of 10,969,649 making it the 81st largest in the world. The majority of the country lives in and around the city of Santa Cruz.

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, and Guarani are all official languages. The majority ethnic group is mestizo. The population is mostly Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 591.


Bolivia is an independent country. It gained independence from Spain in 1825. Its constitution was last ratified in 2009.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Bolivia's GDP is $78,660,000,000.00 (USD) with $7,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 93rd largest economy and its citizens the 150th richest in the world. The currency of Bolivia is the Boliviano (BOB).

Its major export partners are Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. Its main exports are natural gas, silver, zinc, and lead. Its major import partners are China, Brazil, and Argentina. Its major imports include machinery, petroleum products, and vehicles.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017