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Transcript of Bolivia LEDC
2. Choose a LEDC to focus on
3. Research the LEDC, citing each resource you use as you go along
4. Create a presentation on the LEDC including; a research question, locational map of the country, features of the country (Environmental, Natural and Social) and why it's a developing country
5. Present the presentation Lending Money
(Millions of U.S dollars) Year Millions of U.S dollars Year Amount of money made from GDP per capita Bolivia is 1,098,581 square kilometers, it's the 5th largest country in South America.
Its bordering countries are Paraguay, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Brazil.
Within Bolivia there are 3 main types of landscapes, the two plateaus high and cold, the intermontane valleys and swamps, grasslands and plains.
Bolivia has rainforest cover, it covers 229,985 square miles.
Bolivia has 54.2% of land covered by the forests.
Deforestation has dropped by -0.5 in Bolivia
Historically Bolivia was a rural country.
Capital City: La Paz "EconoMonitor : EconoMonitor Â» Bolivia: Economic Consequences of the New Constitution." EconoMonitor RSS 092. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. "EconoMonitor : EconoMonitor Â» Bolivia: Economic Consequences of the New Constitution." EconoMonitor RSS 092. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. Currency: boliviano
In Bolivia there are 24 different languages spoken. This includes; Spanish, Quechua, Aymara and Leco.
Physicians per 10, 000 people: 7.3
Hospital beds per 1,000 people: 1
HIV infection % (people ages 15-49) 0.1
AIDS deaths: <500
Access to drinking water sources (%): 95 (urban) 68 (rural)
Child mortality rate (under 5, per 1,000 live births) 69
Education (compulsory years) Literacy rate: 93% (men); 81% (women)
Defence spend (% GDP) 1.9
Education spend (% GDP) 6.3
Health spend (% GDP) 4.3 Features of the Country Bolivia is a country full of many mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes.
Resources petroleum, natural gas, tin (world's fifth-largest producer), zinc, silver, gold, lead, antimony, tungsten, copper
Major trading partners Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, USA, Chile, UK
Industries mining; food products, petroleum refining, tobacco, textiles Exports petroleum, natural gas, zinc, soybeans, wood.
Arable land 2.8%
Agricultural products: coffee, coca, soybeans, sugar cane, rice, chestnuts, maize, potatoes; livestock products (beef and hides); forest resources
The total price for the forests resources is $49,541,000. "Bolivia." Bolivia. TalkTalk, 2012. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. <http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/countryfacts/bolivia.html>.
"Bolivia." - Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Canadian International Development Agency, n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/acdi-cida.nsf/eng/JUD-129112821-MBV>.
"Geography of Bolivia." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Dec. 2012. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Bolivia>.
"Countries and Their Cultures." Culture of Bolivia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://www.everyculture.com/A-Bo/Bolivia.html>.
"American Mathematical Society." Developing Countries List. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012.
"American Mathematical Society." Developing Countries List. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ams.org/membership/individual/types/mem-develop>.
"Bolivia." Bolivia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://www.un-redd.org/UNREDDProgramme/CountryActions/Bolivia/tabid/976/language/en-US/Default.aspx>.
"U.S. Relations With Bolivia." U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State, 23 Oct. 2012. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35751.htm>. Licancabur Volcano
5,920 meters is located on Bolivia-Chile Range Andes .The 70 by 90 meter crater lake at the bottom is believed to be the highest lake in the world, and despite air temperatures of -30 °C it contains numerous living creatures. One of most dangerous volcano's in the world. "10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes in the World." 10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes in the World - Listphobia. Listphobia, n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. <http://listphobia.com/2009/06/16/10-most-dangerous-volcanoes-in-the-world/>. Unemployment 8%
Labour force: 5% agriculture, 28% industry, 67% services La Paz: Capital City of Bolivia Research a LEDC and find out why the country is a LEDC. Bolivian currency: Boliviano "Bolivia - Boliviano Currency Banknote Picture Gallery - Banknotes of Bolivia, Latin America." Bolivia - Boliviano Currency Banknote Picture Gallery - Banknotes of Bolivia, Latin America. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. "Explore Amazing South America." South America, South American Countries, South America Map, Countries of South America. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. This is the Cordillera Oriental and Cordillera Occidental this is the mountain range around the high and cold plateau. It's above sea level by 4,000 to 4,500 meters. http://natureandhistorytravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/la-paz-bolivia.jpg THANK YOU FOR LISTENING. Why is it a developing country? •Bolivia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in South America.
•One out of eight Bolivians live on less then US$1.25/day, the most vulnerable being women and children living in rural areas, as well as indigenous people who make up 65 percent of the 10 million population. However Bolivia has a relatively well-performing economy due to strong oil, natural gas, and mineral prices, and this has contributed to a decline in poverty rates in recent years.
•Bolivia borrowed a lot of money in the past and still is. So it had to pay out lots of interest each year – which means less money for development.
•More than 25% of Bolivians do not have access to clean safe drinking water, and 44% do not have access to basic sanitation services. Its health indicators are one of the lowest in the Americas, with one child out of 16 dying before the age of five and one woman out of 89 dying during pregnancy or childbirth.
Children have a chance of going to school, and get an average education. Very little people get employed or don't have the chance to even earn some money.
• Maintained a peaceful democracy since 1982. Since January 2006, the Government of Bolivia has introduced economic and social reforms designed to meet the basic needs of the poorest people.
•Bolivia has encountered a lot of economic growth over the past years, and is still trying to improve a lot of health and money situations. http://jpkc.hebtu.edu.cn/NR/rdonlyres/Global/0/025543D0-BF05-4EF1-94D0-AC878E19B775/0/flags.jpg