Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Independence Day of Bolivia

Today is the Independence Day of Bolivia. Bolivia gained her independence on August 6, 1825 from the Spain.

Official Name: Republic of Bolivia
Area: 424,162 sq miles. (1,098,580 sq. km)
Cities: Capital – La Paz, Other Cities – Sucre, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cochabamba, Oruro
Population: 9.5 million (UN, 2007)
Religions: 95% Roman Catholic, active Protestant minority, especially Methodist
Languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara (all official)
Type of Government: Republic
GDP: $ 22.3 billion (2004 est.)
Monetary Unit: boliviano
President: Evo Morales
Internet domain: .bo
International Dialing Code: +591

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