Bolivia

The capital of Bolivia is Sucre.  People in Bolivia speak many different languages, but Spanish is the most common language.  Bolivia is located in South America.  The population including the average age and life expectancy is 10.67million people.

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Geography

The top three major cities in Bolivia are Santa Cruz, La Paz, and Sucre.  There are the Andes Mountains, Semi-tropical Yungas, and Altiplanos that are three major landforms of Bolivia.  

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Climate

When Bolivians think of weather they mostly think of two seasons, rainy and dry.  The average yearly rainfall was 1146 mm.  The temperature in Bolivia depends mostly on the elevation.  In the tropical lowlands the temperature is usually dry and humid, as well as the northwest valleys.  In the central valleys the temperature is cool in the day, but can get very cold during the night.

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Culture

The Republic of Bolivia is Bolivia's government.  The major religion is Catholicism.  Many Bolivians like to play soccer.  Bolivians like to joke about soccer being a religion because they are addicted.  If you didn't already figure it out soccer is the major sport in Bolivia.   There are many holidays in Bolivia.  Including Carnival, San Juan, and even a special day for pets.  Some traditional Bolivian foods are Majao (rice with jerked beef),  Papas a la Huancaina (potatoes in peanut sauce), and Saice (spicy meat with noodles or rice).

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Interesting Facts

History of the Flag:  The flag didn't always look like it does today.  It was modified on July 26th in 1826.  The red represents the blood lost during the battles for independence.  The yellow represents the country's great mineral richness.  The green represents the territory and lush vegetation.  Today the colors on the flag go in order of red-yellow-green after the two Bolivian national flowers (kantuta and patuju).

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There are many native animals in Bolivia.  The animals above are included.  There is only one type of bear in South America and it is the Spectacled bear.  Bolivia's slowest animal is the sloth.  The Andean Condor is the worlds largest flying bird.  Llamas, alpacas, and camels all have one thing in common they are cousins, they are both from the Camelid family which are found in Bolivia.  Chinchillas are also Bolivian animals.  Not only are they from Bolivia but the have the finest fur in the world.  Crazy but in the Amazon river there are pink dolphins.  They are known as the Boto and Bufeo Colorado.  The Capybara is also the largest rodent in Bolivia.  There are also plenty that would take like a couple hours to introduce so I'm just going to stop here.

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Social Taboos

Talking with your mouth full at the dinner table.

Putting your elbows on the dinner table while eating.

Talking softly and shaking hands.

Be polite and use manners.

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