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Aliases: Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bolivia

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Area 1,098,581 km²
Continent South America
Land area 1,083,301 km²
Water area 15,280 km²
Land boundaries 7,252 km
Border countries
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
Coastline 0 km
Mean elevation 1,192 m
Lowest point 90 m
Highest point 6,542 m
Population 11,639,909
Official languages
  • Aymara
  • Guarani
  • Quechua
  • Spanish
Religion Roman Catholic
Long country name Plurinational State of Bolivia
Short country name Bolivia
Long local name Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
Short local name Bolivia
Former name Add
Government type Presidential republic
Capital La Paz
GDP (PPP) 83,720,000,000 USD
GDP (OER) 37,780,000,000 USD
GDP (real growth rate) 4.2 %
GDP - per capita (PPP) 7,600 USD
Gross national saving 15.7 % of GDP
Labor force 5,719,000
Unemployment rate 4 %
Population below poverty line 38.6 %
Budget revenues 15,090,000,000 USD
Budget expenditures 18,020,000,000 USD
Military expenditures 1.5 % of GDP
Taxes and other revenues 39.9 % of GDP
Budget surplus or deficit -7.8 % of GDP
Public debt 49 % of GDP
Inflation rate 2.8 %
Central bank discount rate 2.5 %
Commercial bank prime lending rate 8.11 %
Stock of narrow money 9,616,000,000 USD
Stock of broad money 9,616,000,000 USD
Stock of domestic credit 25,610,000,000 USD
Market value of publicly traded shares 12,800,000,000 USD
Current account balance -2,375,000,000 USD
Exports 7,746,000,000 USD
Imports 8,601,000,000 USD
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 10,260,000,000 USD
External debt 12,810,000,000 USD
National currency bolivianos
National currency (code) BOB
National currency (symbol) $b
National currency rate to USD 6.86

Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of coups and countercoups, with the last coup occurring in 1978. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009 and October 2014, President MORALES easily won reelection. His party maintained control of the legislative branch of the government, which has allowed him to continue his process of change. In February 2016, MORALES narrowly lost a referendum to approve a constitutional amendment that would have allowed him to compete in the 2019 presidential election. However, a 2017 Supreme Court ruling stating that term limits violate human rights has provided the justification for MORALES to be chosen by his party to run again in 2019.

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