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Land Of Mountains, Land On The River

 

General


Population: 10,118,683 (2011)
Land Area: 1,098,580 sq km
Natural Resources: Tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydro power
Capital: La Paz
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Juan Evo Morales (2006)
Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Currency: Boliviano (BOB)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant 5%
Major Ethnicities: Quechua 30%, Mestizo 30%, Aymara 25%, Caucasian 15%
Life Expectancy: 67.57 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 19.18 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 47.98 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 12%, Industry 38%, Services 50% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 40%, Industry 17%, Services 43% (2006)
Industries: Mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing
Agriculture Products: Soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; timber
Human Development Index: 0.663 (108th)
Tourism Revenue: 265 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 6.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 31 500 (2004)
Budget: 1.9% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Bolivia is located in central South America, it is bordered by Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Bolivia's economy is dependent on foreign assistance, but they have significant natural resources that are waiting to be extracted. However, since the prime minister is generally unfriendly to countries like the United States, this will dissuade foreign companies from making serious long-term investments in Bolivia.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Bolivia
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Bolivia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BOL.html

Updated on: December 2, 2011