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Bolivia

Bolivian Background Stats

Named after person:

Simón Bolívar

Definitions

  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Length of border with Brazil: Length in kilometers of each country's border with Brazil. Brazil has borders with ten different countries, totalling 16,885 kilometres (10,492 mi). That puts it in the 3rd place in the countries with the longest international land borders.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Full name Plurinational State of Bolivia 2013
Independence day date August 6 1825
Land border length 6,743 km 2014 15th out of 200
Length of border with Brazil 3,423 km 2014 1st out of 10
National anthems Himno Nacional de Bolivia ( National Anthem of Bolivia ) 2011
National identity card The card is compulsory at 18. Rarely required by police. 2004
Neighboring countries and territories Argentina (L) Brazil (L) Chile (L) Paraguay (L) Peru (L) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 0.0 2014 148th out of 171
Overview

A country of statistical extremes, landlocked Bolivia is the highest and most isolated country in South America.

It has the largest proportion of indigenous people, who make up around two-thirds of the population.

Though rich in mineral and energy resources, Bolivia is one of South America's poorest countries. Wealthy urban elites, who are mostly of Spanish ancestry, have traditionally dominated political and economic life, whereas most Bolivians are low-income subsistence farmers, miners, small traders or artisans.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Bolivia Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Bolivia/Background