More Interesting Facts About Bolivia

More Interesting Facts About Bolivia

Ready for even more interesting facts about Bolivia? We’ve saved the best for last so without further ado here are more incredible facts about Bolivia! So sit just back and continue to be amazed!

Interesting Facts!

Voting in Bolivia

Voting in Bolivia

Bolivia has two voting ages 18 if your married and 21 if you’re single!

Female President of Bolivia

Female President of Bolivia

Girl power! Lidia Gueiler Tejada was the first female president of Bolivia! She served an interim capacity from 1979 – 1980.

Wiphala Flag of Bolivia

Wiphala Flag of Bolivia

Bolivia, as of 2009 has two national flags, (the first one can be seen in the header of this website) and the second one above is called the Wiphala flag.

Simon Bolivar - Bolivia

Simon Bolivar – Bolivia

Bolivia was named after Simon Bolivar a leader from the Spanish American Wars of Independence, the name became official in 1825.

Country Map of Bolivia

Country Map of Bolivia

Bolivia is a landlocked country, meaning, it borders on all sides with countries such as; Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and Peru.

Weird….But Interesting Facts About Bolivia!

Ametrine or Bolivianita - Minerals in Bolivia

Ametrine or Bolivianita – Minerals in Bolivia

One of the few places in the world where you can mine Ametrine (also known as bolivianita, Trystine, and Golden Amethyst) a precious stone that is purplish and yellowish in color is in Bolivia. It’s is believed to open the third eye and have healing powers for all kinds of diseases. Ametrine is often used for stress-relief so if you suffer from stress (and who doesn’t) be sure to put this healing stone in your pocket, car, office, or give it as a gift to your stressed out friend.

Religion Facts in Bolivia

Religion Facts in Bolivia

About 80% of the Bolivian population is Roman Catholic; while spiritual traditions and Pre-Christian beliefs are still practiced among the indigenous population most of these traditions are parallel to the Catholic religion. Read more about the Bolivia religion here.

Facts about Titicaca in Bolivia

Facts about Titicaca in Bolivia

With an elevation of 12,507 feet above sea level, Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake!

Andes Mountains - Bolivia

Andes Mountains – Bolivia

In the Andes Mountains some people live in houses that are over 10,000 feet in the air, that’s as high as some planes fly, imagine opening your front door and having a cloud float inside!

Cerro Mutun Iron Mine in Santa Cruz Bolivia

Cerro Mutun Iron Mine in Santa Cruz Bolivia

The world’s largest iron mine the “Cerro Mutun” is located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Facts about tropical forest in Bolivia

Facts about tropical forest in Bolivia

Bolivia is the #1 country in the world for certified tropical forests, also its ranks within the top 5 exporters of certified tropical wood.

Cacao and organic coffee in Bolivia.jpg

Cacao and organic coffee in Bolivia.jpg

Bolivia ranks within the top 10 exporters of cacao and organic coffee, and also produces 70% of the planets so called “Brazil nuts”.

Facts about official languages in Bolivia

Facts about official languages in Bolivia

There are over 30 official languages in Bolivia, (Spanish being the dominate language, of course) and about 36 native cultures.

Climate Facts of Bolivia

Climate Facts of Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the wettest countries in the world, it gets over 16 feet of rain every year!

Pink Dolphins in Bolivia

Pink Dolphins in Bolivia

This one really freaked me out, in Bolivia the Amazon dolphins are pink! The reason there this color is not yet known although some speculate that it has to do with the dolphin’s age, temperature and chemical disposition of the water, and blood vessel near the surfaces of the dolphin’s skin. Also their unfused neck vertebrae allows them to turn heads 90°! Legend has it that these dolphin’s at midnight turn into sexy men that seduce innocent girls, and after impregnating them they return to the river were they once again become dolphin’s .…….Freaky!

Sucre - Capital of Bolivia

Last but not least the capital of Bolivia is NOT La Paz it’s…Sucre!




 
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