Thursday, January 14, 2010

Learning about Bolivia

Planning of living or moving to Bolivia, well you are not alone. There are many people in the same situation, feeling lost and confused and having a hard time getting adjusted. In this Blog we will try to give you a good head start on this enterprise you are about to begin called Bolivia. First lest learn a little about the country, with some fast facts.

Facts about Bolivia

Bolivia's location in the world

Full name: Plurinational State of Bolivia (Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia)

Short: Bolivia

Population: 9.1 million (UN, 2005)

Capital: Sucre (official), La Paz (administrative)

Largest city: La Paz metropolitan area (includes: La Paz, El Alto and Viacha) 1.6 millions Habitants.

Area: 1.1 million sq km (424,164 sq miles)

Major languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, Guarani

Bolivian Flag

Major religion: Christianity

Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 1 boliviano = 100 centavos (1 US$=7.02 Bolivianos as of 1/14/09)

Main exports: Natural gas, zinc, gold, silver, lead, tin, antimony, wood, sugar and soy beans

GNI per capita: US$1,010 (World Bank, 2006)

Internet domain: .bo

International dialing code: +591

Living and learning about other cultures makes you wiser. We hope this information has helped you understanding a little bit more about the Bolivia. In the following posts we will talk more about the cost of living, economy, medical assistance, legal assistance, entertaiment, etc.

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