Bolivia, Kailyn Brown
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Bolivia is officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia
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Important Holiday

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January 1- new years

May 1- labor day

August 5-7- days of indepence

November 1- all saints day

November 2- all souls day

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Industries Important to the Country

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The most important industry in Bolivia is mining.

The second most important industry is tourism.

The third most important is manufacturing.

Agriculture is also important.

The food industry of Bolivia has importance also.

 

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Typical Food

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In the country of Bolivia, lunch is just as important as dinner.

Two main ingredients of Bolivian food is meat and potatoes.

Most foods in Bolivia aren't spicy.

A spicy food they eat is Fricase.

A non-spicy food they eat is Majao.

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Type of Government

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Bolivia's government is known as the Republic of Bolivia.

The country is moving towards a Socialist government.

Evo Morales calls the government M.A.S.

M.A.S. means Moving Towards Socialism.

Evo Morales is very much against the government type of the USA.

 

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Currency and Exchange Rate

100 Bolivian Bolivianos equal 14.37 USD.

The abbreviaton for Bolivia Bolivianos is BOB.

An iPad 2 starts at $399 in UDS.

An iPad 2 would start at 2,777.07 BOB.

That is a big difference!

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Area

Bolivia is equal in size to the states of Texas and California combined.

The Andes mountains create the great plateau—the Altiplano.

The plateau has an  altitude of 12,000 feet.

Over half of the population lives on the plateau.

Cities on the plateau are Oruro, Potosí, and La Paz.

 

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Flag of Country

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The Bolivian flag was adopted on October 31, 1981.

The red stands for the valor and bravery of Bolivian soldiers.

The green stands for fecundity of the terrain.

The yellow stands for Bolivia's mineral resources and wealth.

Bolivia's flag is also knows as 'The Tricolor'.

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Country name and capital

I am researching the country of Bolivia.

Bolivia's capital is La Paz.

La Paz is the highest elevated capital city in the world.

La Paz is 11,910 feet in altitude.

Bolivianos and Bolivianas are the people who live in Bolivia.

 

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Timeline

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In 1200 The Incus rule.

In 1538 Spain seizes Bolivia.

In 1548 La Paz is founded.

1809-1825 Bolivian War of Independence.

In 1825 Bolivia declares independence fromSpain and Peru.

 

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Typical Crops/Agriculture

Typical Crops/Agriculture | Bolivia, Kailyn Brown | Scoop.it
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Potatoes are the most important crop in Bolivia.

Corn is the second most important.

Rice is growing to be a very important crom in Bolivia also.

Barley is also a common crop.

Bolivia can not produce its own wheat.

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Religion

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Religion is a very important part of many cultures and customs in Bolivia.

A lot of traditions, festivals, and holidays are religious.

The dominant religion is Roman Cathlicism.

Over 80% of Bolivians profess to be Catholic.

There are other religions in Bolivia.

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Literacy Rate

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The definition of literacy is...people ages 15 and up can read and write.

86.7% of the population of Bolivia is concidered literate.

93.1% of the nations males are literate.

80.7% of the nations females are literate.

These numbers and percentages are based on the 2001 census, so these numbers have probably increased.

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President or leader

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The leader of Bolivia is Juan Evo Morales Ayma.

He has served as leader since 2006.

Morales won a seat in the House of Deputies in 1997.

As the MAS presidential candidate in 2005, Morales was elected easily, winning 54 percent of the vote.

He become the country’s first Indian president and the first Bolivian president since 1982 to win a majority of the national vote.

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Population and Racial Demographics

The population of Bolivia is 9,947,418.

Bolivia has a 1.7% growth rate.

Life expectantcy in Bolivia is 67.2 years old.

In Bolivia 30% of people claim to be Quechua.

30% of people in Bolivia claim to be Mestizo.

People claiming to be Aymara is 25%.

White people make up 15% of Bloivia.

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Map of Country

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Bolivia is a land locked country.

Bolivia is the 84th most populated country in the world.

Bolivia is boardered by Brazil in the north and east.

Bolivia is boardered by Argentina and Paraguay in the south.

Bolivia is boardered by Peru and Chile in the west.

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