Independence was declared in 1825 in Chuqiusaca (Sucre). General Antonio Jose Sucre ,was elected as the first president.
In 1904 Bolivia lost most of its territory after it was defeated in a war with Paraguay.
The MNR introduced wide-spread economic and social changes before it was deposed by the army in 1964.
More Interesting Facts
Lake Titicaca is the highest lake in the world!
Bolivia gets over 8000 millimetres (8 Metres) of rainfall per year.
Bolivia is home to the world’s one and only known Bolivia Nita mine.
Char ity P rojects
Bolivia has been badly affected by climate change. Many areas have been dependent for drinking water and agriculture on runoff from the melting icepacks in the mountains.
Choquechampi Reservoir Project - Bolivia
The construction of reservoirs has proven to be an effective way to provide life-saving water to needy communities. Water is saved during the rainy season and used as needed for drinking, household use, and irrigation of crops.
The use of reservoirs has been shown to double or triple crop yield, in communities that are presently barely surviving
Lan dma rks Cerro Rico Cerro Rico is a silver mining site that dates back to the Spanish colonial era. It is located in the beautiful city of Pot Death Road Death Road is considered to be the world's most dangerous road, this infamous mountain road has gained a worldwide reputation among mountain bikers. Death Road is located in La Paz .
Ter ra in
Bolivia is located in the Andes; the mountain range stretches from north to south in the west part of the country. The Cordillera Occidental is in the west, near the border with Chile, and the Cordillera Oriental, which is the core of the Andes, is in the north-east.
Bolivia is made up of different regions: the Altiplano (Bolivian plateau), the Yungas (a region of dense woods in the eastern Bolivian highlands), and the Llanos, a lowland area in the east. The Bolivian part of the Altiplano, which lies between 3,600 and 4,000 m, covers an area which is 800 km long and 130 km wide, between the Cordillera Occidental and the Cordillera Real.