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Outline of Bolivia

The Republic of Bolivia, named in honor of Simon Bolivar, is a landlocked sovereign country located in central South America. Bolivia is bordered by Brazil on the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina on the south, and Chile and Peru on the west. From 1839 Sucre was the seat of government until the administrative capital was moved to La Paz in 1898. Sucre remains the constitutional capital and seat of the Supreme Court (Corte Suprema de Justicia).

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Bolivia:

General reference


Common English country name: Bolivia

Official English country name: The Republic of Bolivia

Adjective: Bolivian


Etymology: Name of Bolivia

International rankings of Bolivia

ISO country codes: BO, BOL, 068

ISO region codes: See [[ISO 3166-2:BO]]

Internet country code top-level domain: .bo

Geography of Bolivia

Bolivia is: a landlocked country


* Southern Hemisphere

* Western Hemisphere

** South America

* Time zone: UTC-04

* Extreme points of Bolivia

** High: Nevado Sajama

** Low: Rio Paraguay

* Land boundaries: 6,940 km

3,423 km

1,075 km

860 km

832 km

750 km

* Coastline: none

Population: 9,119,152(2007) - 84th

Area: - 28th largest country

[[:commons:Atlas of Bolivia|Atlas of Bolivia]]

Environment of Bolivia

Climate of Bolivia

Environmental issues in Bolivia

Ecoregions in Bolivia

Renewable energy in Bolivia

Geology of Bolivia

Protected areas of Bolivia

* Biosphere reserves in Bolivia

* National parks of Bolivia

Wildlife of Bolivia

* Flora of Bolivia

* Fauna of Bolivia

** Birds of Bolivia

** Mammals of Bolivia

Natural geographic features of Bolivia

Main article: Landforms of Bolivia

Fjords of Bolivia

Glaciers of Bolivia

Islands of Bolivia

Lakes of Bolivia

Mountains of Bolivia

* Volcanoes in Bolivia

Rivers of Bolivia

* Waterfalls of Bolivia

Valleys of Bolivia

World Heritage Sites in Bolivia

Regions of Bolivia

Main article: Regions of Bolivia

Ecoregions of Bolivia

Main article: Ecoregions in Bolivia

Administrative divisions of Bolivia

Main article: Administrative divisions of Bolivia

Departments of Bolivia

* Provinces of Bolivia

** Municipalities of Bolivia

Departments of Bolivia

Bolivia is divided into 9 departments These are (with their capitals indicated in parentheses):

Beni (Trinidad)

Chuquisaca (Sucre)

Cochabamba (Cochabamba)

La Paz (La Paz)

Oruro (Oruro)

Pando (Cobija)

Potosi (Potosi)

Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz de la Sierra)

Tarija (Tarija)

Provinces of Bolivia

Bolivia is divided into 100 provinces, which are listed by department below:

;Beni Department



Jose Ballivian




Vaca Diez


;Chuquisaca Department

Belisario Boeto

Hernando Siles

Jaime Zudanez

Juana Azurduay de Padilla

Luis Calvo

Nor Cinti


Sud Cinti



;Cochabamba Department








Esteban Arce

German Jordan


Narciso Campero




;La Paz Department

Abel Iturralde


Bautista Saavedra


Eliodoro Camacho

Franz Tamayo

Gualberto Villarroel



Jose Manuel Pando



Los Andes

Manco Kapac


Nor Yungas



Pedro Domingo Murillo

Sud Yungas

;Oruro Department



Eduardo Avaroa

Ladislao Cabrera



Nor Carangas

Pantaleon Dalence




;Pando Department


Federico Roman

Madre de Dios


Nicolas Suarez

;Potosi Department

Alonso de Ibanez

Antonio Quijarro

Bernardino Bilbao



Cornelio Saavedra

Daniel Campos

Jose Maria Linares

Modesto Omiste

Nor Chichas

Nor Lipez

Rafael Bustillo

Sud Chichas

Sud Lipez

Tomas Frias

;Santa Cruz Department

Andres Ibanez

Angel Sandoval






Ignacio Warnes Province

Jose Miguel de Velasco

Manuel Maria Caballero

Nuflo de Chavez

Obispo Santistevan


;Tarija Department

Aniceto Arce

Burnet O'Connor


Eustaquio Mendez

Gran Chaco

Jose Maria Aviles

Municipalities of Bolivia

Capital of Bolivia: La Paz

Cities of Bolivia

Demography of Bolivia

Main article: Demographics of Bolivia

Government and politics of Bolivia

Main article: Government of Bolivia and Politics of Bolivia

Form of government: presidential representative democratic republic

Capital of Bolivia: La Paz

Elections in Bolivia

* (specific elections)

Political parties in Bolivia

Political scandals of Bolivia

Taxation in Bolivia

Branches of government

Executive branch of the government of Bolivia

Head of state: President of Bolivia, Evo Morales

Head of government: President of Bolivia, Evo Morales

Cabinet of Bolivia

Legislative branch of the government of Bolivia

National Congress of Bolivia (bicameral)

* Upper house: Senate of Bolivia

* Lower house: Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia

Judicial branch of the government of Bolivia

Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia

Judiciary Council of Bolivia

Supreme Court of Bolivia - its judges are appointed for 10-year terms by the National Congress

* District Courts of Bolivia (one in each department)

** Provincial and Local courts of Bolivia

Foreign relations of Bolivia

Diplomatic missions in Bolivia

Diplomatic missions of Bolivia

United States-Bolivia relations

International organization membership

The Republic of Bolivia is a member of:

Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL)

Andean Community of Nations (CAN)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Group of 77 (G77)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

International Criminal Court (ICCt)

International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)

International Development Association (IDA)

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (correspondent)

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Latin American Economic System (LAES)

Latin American Integration Association (LAIA)

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Nonaligned Movement (NAM)

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Organization of American States (OAS)

Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

Rio Group (RG)

Southern Cone Common Market (Mercosur) (associate)

Union Latina

Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)

United Nations (UN)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)

United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS)

United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI)

United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC)

United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)

United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

World Confederation of Labour (WCL)

World Customs Organization (WCO)

World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Law and order in Bolivia

Main article: Law of Bolivia

Capital punishment in Bolivia

Constitution of Bolivia

Crime in Bolivia

Human rights in Bolivia

* LGBT rights in Bolivia

* Freedom of religion in Bolivia

Law enforcement in Bolivia

Military of Bolivia

Main article: Military of Bolivia


* Commander-in-chief:

** Ministry of Defence of Bolivia


* Army of Bolivia

* Navy of Bolivia

* Air Force of Bolivia

* Special forces of Bolivia

Military history of Bolivia

Military ranks of Bolivia

Local government in Bolivia

History of Bolivia

Main article: History of Bolivia, Timeline of the history of Bolivia, and

Economic history of Bolivia

Military history of Bolivia

Culture of Bolivia

Main article: Culture of Bolivia

Architecture of Bolivia

Cuisine of Bolivia

Ethnic minorities in Bolivia

Festivals in Bolivia

Humor in Bolivia

Languages of Bolivia

Media in Bolivia

National symbols of Bolivia

* Coat of arms of Bolivia

* Flag of Bolivia

* National anthem of Bolivia

People of Bolivia

Prostitution in Bolivia

Public holidays in Bolivia

Records of Bolivia

Religion in Bolivia

* Buddhism in Bolivia

* Christianity in Bolivia

* Hinduism in Bolivia

* Islam in Bolivia

* Judaism in Bolivia

* Sikhism in Bolivia

World Heritage Sites in Bolivia

Art in Bolivia

Art in Bolivia

Cinema of Bolivia

Literature of Bolivia

Music of Bolivia

Television in Bolivia

Theatre in Bolivia

Sports in Bolivia

Main article: Sports in Bolivia

Football in Bolivia

Bolivia at the Olympics

Economy of Bolivia

Main article: Economy of Bolivia

Economic rank, by nominal GDP (2007): 104th (one hundred and forth)

Agriculture in Bolivia

Banking in Bolivia

* National Bank of Bolivia

Communications in Bolivia

Companies of Bolivia

Currency of Bolivia: Boliviano

*ISO 4217: BOB

Economic history of Bolivia

Energy policy of Bolivia

Mining in Bolivia

Oil industry in Bolivia

Tourism in Bolivia

Transport in Bolivia

Bolivia Stock Exchange

Education in Bolivia

Main article: Education in Bolivia''

Infrastructure of Bolivia

Communications in Bolivia

* Internet in Bolivia

Energy in Bolivia

Health care in Bolivia

Transportation in Bolivia

* Airports in Bolivia

* Rail transport in Bolivia

* Roads in Bolivia

Water supply and sanitation in Bolivia

See also

Index of Bolivia-related articles

List of Bolivia-related topics

List of international rankings

Member state of the United Nations

Outline of geography

Outline of South America

External links


Agencia Para el Desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Informacion en Bolivia Agency for the Development of the Society of Information in Bolivia. Official web portal of the Bolivian Government.

Presidencia de la Republica de Bolivia Office of the President of the Republic of Bolivia.

Vicepresidencia de la Republica de Bolivia, Presidencia del Congreso Nacional Web portal of the Office of the Vice-President of the Republic of Bolivia, President of the Senate and President of the Commission of Congress.

Poder Judicial de la Republica de Bolivia Web portal of the Bolivian Judicial Branch, which includes the Supreme Court of Bolivia, Constitutional Court, Agrarian Tribunal, Superior Courts and Judicial Council.

Congreso Nacional de la Republica de Bolivia Web portal of the Bolivian National Congress, which includes the Presidency of the National Congress, the National Senate and the House of Representatives.

Corte Nacional Electoral Web portal of the National Electoral Court of Bolivia. Electoral Organism of Bolivia.

Asamblea Constituyente de la Republica de Bolivia Web portal of the Constituent Assembly of Bolivia.

Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Web portal of the Statistics National Institute of Bolivia.

;General information

Public Opinion in Bolivia

Election Tracker-Bolivia

Bolivia-Online.net Information about Bolivia

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Bolivia's Country Page

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports regarding Bolivia

The Spitting Llama Bookstore Maps and Books on Bolivia

Bolivia Information Forum - news and background information

Annotated map of Bolivia

The Carter Center information on Bolivia


Ministerio de Defensa de Bolivia Ministry of Defense.


;Native culture

'Coca is a way of life' (The Guardian's article)

Project to strengthen the culture and the self reliance of the indigenous tribes of the Yuracare and Trinitario


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