Bolivia

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People information on Bolivia

The figures given below are based on estimates made in 2003.

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Overview of Bolivia

Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Chile and Peru to the west.

Capital:
- Sucre (constitutional capital)
- La Paz (seat of government)

Largest city: Santa Cruz de la Sierra

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Rivers, Lakes and Waterways in Bolivia

Bolivia’s main waterways consist exclusively of rivers, lakes and lagoons as the country is landlocked and has no seaport. Lake Titicaca in the western Andes region is the highest navigable lake in the world. To the North and East several major Amazon tributaries are used. In Southeast Bolivia’s Pantanal region, there are several small ports along the Paraguay River and its tributaries.