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Transcript of Bolivia
They have been independence since August 6, 1825.
Constitution was made February 7, 2009.
President is Juan Evo Morales Ayma Bibliography Bolivia Geography of Bolivia Economy
Bolivia's major exports include hydrocarbons minerals and manufactured products. The economy of Bolivia is unstable beaus of the many wars as well as inflation. Bolivia is very diverse and varied in it's geological features. The largest lake in Bolivia, Lake Titicaca. Amazon Basin, located at the top of Bolivia Climate: The climate of Bolivia varies from one eco region to the other. There are tropics as well as the Eastern Andes. 3 Main Geographical Regions- Mountains in the west
The semitropical Yungas and temperate valleys of the eastern mountain slopes
Tropical plains of the eastern lowlands Spanish Quechua Aymara
and 34 other native languages are spoken in Bolivia Festivals in Bolivia There is a rich history of the Inca empire in Bolivia. Traditions are strong throughout the country. Nationality: The people are called Bolivian(s).
Annual population growth rate: 1.69%.
Religions: Predominantly Roman Catholic; minority Protestant.
Life Expectancy: 66.3 years
Education consists of 12 years of school literacy (2001)75%.
Work force: (2010, 4.2 million) Agricultural sector 1.55 million; mining 84,000; services 1.47 million; public administration 546,000.
Ethnic groups: (2001)include 31% Quechua, 25% Aymara, 2% Guarani, 2% Chiquitano, 0.5% Mojeno, 1% other Indigenous, 38% non-indigenous. Pagan dances are common during the religious festivals of the Natives. The clothing warn at the festivals is similar to that of the dress of pre-Colombian Indians and 16th century Spaniards. One of the most well known event at the carnival, is the devil dance. It is done throughout all South America. Festivals Include-
Dancing Famous People of Bolivians
Jaime Escalante-Bolivian-born American Educator
Simón Patiño (1862 - 1947)-richest of the "big three" tin barons
Jaime Laredo (b.1941)-world-famous violinist
Pedro Domingo Murillo (1757–1810)-precursor and first martyr of Bolivian independence
Andrés de Santa Cruz (1792–1865)-considered himself the "Napoleon of the Andes" and dominated the early years of the independent nation
Bernardo Guarachi-Aymara Alpinist
Marina Núñez del Prado-sculptor Spirituality is an important part of Indigenous Bolivian culture. For example, Pachamama, or Mother Earth, is an important spiritual figure from who many Indigenous people draw inspiration.
Indigenous Bolivians who live in rural areas tend to make their living through agriculture. Those who live in urban areas often work as vendors in market places. The cities of La Paz and Cochabamba have particularly high concentrations of Aymara and Quechua speaking individuals. Population is 9,775,246 (66.2% Indigenous Location of Bolivia in South America. Southwest of Brazil. Bolivia guarantees a series of important rights to Indigenous Peoples in its constitution. Additionally, 2006 marked the inauguration of a Constituent Assembly, which aims to revise the Bolivian Constitution to include more protection for Indigenous communities. Several Indigenous leaders sit on the Constituent Assembly.
Since the early 2000s, Bolivia's Indigenous community has protested against privatization of land and water, which continues to threaten their homelands. 2003 and 2005 marked the "Water Wars" and the "Gas Wars" respectively and Bolivia's Indigenous Peoples are still working to nationalize the country's gas and water sources. Bolivia has some marvelous key attractions including the highway of death and a place to walk on water (not really.) Also, there is Valle De La Luna, known for it's great rock formations. If you are interested in the history of Bolivia, visit the city of Potosi, which is rich in the culture of Bolivia. Per capita income US$ 1,630 (2009) Bolivia is the only country in the world with two capital cities: La Paz is home to the executive branch and the national legislature, while Sucre houses the judiciary branch of the government.
Bolivia is the world’s third-largest producer of coca and cocaine you Current Events Bland Food Because of their harsh climate, for nutrition, they mainly rely on potatoes and different meats like beef, pork, lamb, chicken, llama and trout, from Lake Titicaca. Adams, Peters. "Bolivia." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/bolivia-guide/>. Sanchez, Robert. "Geography." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107345.html>.
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