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Jessica Cox AP Human Geography Bolivia Essay PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA Bolivia, or formally known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is one of the least developed countries in Latin America. It’s Spanish motto is ¡La unión es la fuerza!, or “Unity is strength!” in English. It is a landlocked country by Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, and Peru. If you combined Texas and California, or 3 Montana’s, it would equal about the size of Bolivia. The Andes Mountains form into a plateau known as the Altipano on the western side of the country. This plateau contains almost 50% of the population, in Oruro, La Paz, and Potosi, and is a little over 2 miles above sea level. ...read more.


That?s pretty neat. There are nine departments of the Republican country, Bolivia. They are: La Paz, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Potosi, Oruro, Tarija, Beni and finally, Pando. The nine departments have been split up into 94 provinces and sub provinces. The population of these nine departments has more than doubled in the past years. The 2001 Census states that the population of Bolivia was just a little over 8 million. Roman Catholicism holds the top spot for religion in Bolivia at just little over 80%, followed by Evangelic at 10% and no religion at 3%. A variety of races range from Quechua, Mestizo, Aymara, and White. ...read more.


This war for independence took place in Upper Peru, which is now modern day Bolivia. The Buenos Aires sent military into Upper Peru, but unfortunately the Royalists took them out. This caused a guerrilla war, called the War of the Republiquestas, which stopped the Royalists from strengthening their army. Antonia Jose de Sucre and Simon Bolivar defeated the royalists at the north of South America, and Sucre led the armies that eventually defeat the royalists all together. Sucre is also known as the Grand Marshall of Ayacucho, and the second president of Bolivia. Simon Bolivar was the first president of Venezuela. Bolivia has surprisingly only been a part of approximately five large wars. This includes their war of independence, the War of the Confederation, the War of the Pacific, Acre War, and finally the Chaco War. ...read more.

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