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Plurinational State of Bolivia
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "¡La unión es la fuerza!" (Spanish)
"Unity is Strength!"[1]
Anthem: Himno Nacional de Bolivia  (Spanish)
Wiphala of Qullasuyu[nb 1]
Wiphala of Qullasuyu.
CapitalSucre[a]
Largest citySanta Cruz de la Sierra
17°48′S63°10′W / 17.800°S 63.167°W / -17.800; -63.167
Official languages[2] and 33 other native languages
Ethnic groups (2012[3])
DemonymBolivian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 • PresidentEvo Morales
 • Vice PresidentÁlvaro García Linera
LegislaturePlurinational Legislative Assembly
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Independence from Spain
 • Declared6 August 1825 
 • Recognized21 July 1847 
 • Current constitution7 February 2009 
Area
 • Total1,098,581 km2 (28th)
424,163 sq mi
 • Water (%)1.29
Population
 • 2015 estimate11,410,651[4] (83rd)
 • Density10.4/km2 (221st)
26.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$77.975 billion[5] (91st)
 • Per capita$6,650[5]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$33.983 billion[5] (96th)
 • Per capita$2,898[5]
Gini (2012) 46.6[3]
high ·14th
HDI (2014)Increase 0.662[6]
medium ·119th
CurrencyBoliviano (BOB)
Time zoneBOT(UTC−4)
Drives on theright
Calling code+591
ISO 3166 codeBO
Internet TLD.bo
a.^ While Sucre is the constitutional capital, La Paz is the seat of the government. See below.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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