Pictures from Bolivia

Last updated Mar 31, 2022 | Published on Jan 9, 1988Bolivia, Photo Galleries, South America

This is a collection of Sandalsand’s pictures from Bolivia. They cover the capital, and road and train trips in and out of it.

If you look up all articles from Bolivia, you will also find a world heritage site and a regular travelogue. Before anything else, start with these pictures from Bolivia.

Bolivia is a varied country. On the trip reflected in this gallery we moved in from Peru in the north across the Altiplano, spent several days in and around the capital of La Paz, before moving on west to Chile across the Uyuni desert.

Afterwards, find more photo galleries on Sandalsand

Fast facts

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is a moderated excerpt:

Bolivia, officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. The constitutional capital is Sucre, while the seat of government and executive capital is La Paz. The largest city and principal industrial center is Santa Cruz de la Sierra, on the Llanos Orientales (tropical lowlands), a mostly flat region in the east of the country.

The sovereign state of Bolivia is a constitutionally unitary state, divided into nine departments. Its geography varies from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon basin.

The country’s population, estimated at 11 million, is multiethnic. They include Amerindians, Mestizos, Europeans, Asians, and Africans. Spanish is the official and predominant language, although 36 indigenous languages also have official status, of which the most common are Guarani, Aymara, and Quechua languages.

Bolivia remains the second poorest country in South America, though it has slashed poverty rates and has the fastest growing economy in South America (in terms of GDP). It is a developing country, with a high ranking in the Human Development Index. Its main economic activities include agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, and manufacturing goods such as textiles, clothing, refined metals, and refined petroleum. Bolivia is very rich in minerals, including tin, silver, lithium, and copper.

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