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  Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bolivia's weakness was demonstrated during the War of the Pacific (1879–83), when it lost its seacoast, and the adjoining rich nitrate fields, together with the port of Antofagasta, to Chile.
Bolivia was one of three countries in the Western Hemisphere selected for eligibility for the Millennium Challenge Account and is participating as an observer in FTA negotiations.
Bolivia's ethnic distribution is estimated to be 33% Quechua and 30% Aymara Amerindians, 25% Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) and 12% European.
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 Geography of Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bolivia is one of two landlocked countries on the continent and also has the highest altitudes.
Stretching in a broad arc across western Bolivia, the Andes define the country's three geographic zones: the mountains and Altiplano in the west, the subtropical Yungas and temperate valleys of the eastern mountain slopes (the western part of the Amazon Rainforest), and the tropical lowlands or plains (llanos) of the eastern lowlands, or Oriente.
Geography of: Argentina · Bolivia · Brazil · Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Guyana · Panama · Paraguay · Peru · Suriname · Trinidad and Tobago · Uruguay · Venezuela
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 Geography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geography is the study of locational and spatial variation in natural and human phenomena on Earth.
Human geography is a branch of geography that focuses on the study of patterns and processes that shape human interaction with various environments.
While the major focus of human geography is not the physical landscape of the Earth (see Physical geography) it is hardly possible to discuss human geography without referring to the physical landscape on which human activities are being played out, and environmental geography is emerging as a link between the two.
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 Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Although the whole of Bolivia is situated in an area between the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn it undergoes all the climates of the world.
For this reason, although Bolivia is situated in an area of tropical temperatures, there are mountain tops which are covered with permanent snow and where the temperature is extremely low, while, on the same line of latitude there are plains with a semi-tropical climate.
Bolivia is a non coastline country, and it has a surface area of 1,098,581 km2.
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 Bolivia
As Bolivia was unable to populate the coast and exploit the deposits by itself, it made contracts mostly with Chilean companies.
Bolivia tried to participate of this boom in its own territory of the Acre, but Brazil claiming sovereignty sent its army and took it the land.
Bolivia was dragged again in another war between 1932 and 1935, this time with Paraguay for control of the Chaco region.
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 Bolivia - OpenWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon Bolivar, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825;Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of poverty, social unrest, and drug production.
Bolivia has long been inhabited by advanced cultures, the most important being the civilization of Tiahuanaco.
Of the three official languages of Bolivia, two are Native American languages: Aymará and Quechua, the other being Spanish.
www.infoshop.org /wiki/index.php/Bolivia   (2244 words)

  
 Geography of Bolivia
Landlocked Bolivia sits astride the Andes in the west-central part of the South American continent.
Bolivia has 6,083 kilometers of land boundaries, which adjoin five countries.
The land is among the most fertile in Bolivia, but poor transportation has hindered its agricultural development.
www.motherearthtravel.com /bolivia/geography.htm   (1802 words)

  
 Bolivia (06/05)
Bolivia's weakness was demonstrated during the War of the Pacific (1879-83), when it lost its seacoast and the adjoining rich nitrate fields to Chile.
Bolivia was one of three countries in the Western Hemisphere selected for eligibility for the Millennium Challenge Account in 2004.
Relations with Chile, strained since Bolivia's defeat in the War of the Pacific (1879-83) and its loss of the coastal province of Atacama, were severed from 1962 to 1975 in a dispute over the use of the waters of the Lauca River.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35751.htm   (4622 words)

  
 Source Countries and Drug Transit Zones - International - ONDCP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
In 2003, the successful reduction of coca cultivation in the Chapare (down 15 percent) was offset by a 26 percent increase in the Yungas resulting in an overall increase of 17 percent or 4,050 hectares.
The Yungas region is the largest coca growing area in Bolivia, where topography (mountain ranges transpierced by one small road) and a long history of traditional coca cultivation argue against simply replicating the successful Chapare forced eradication strategy.
Bolivia is an important transit country (especially for Peruvian cocaine) because its borders run along the most remote and least controlled territories of its five neighboring countries.
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov /international/bolivia.html   (482 words)

  
 Geography of Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Three South American countries come together: The lagoon belongs to Bolivia, the mountain off to the right is split between Chile and Bolivia and the hills off in the distance belong to Argentina.
Although Bolivia has lost huge amounts of territory over the years, land-locked Bolivia is still the 5th largest country in South America.
Although Sucre is still the legal capital of Bolivia, La Paz is the political heart of Bolivia now and is the acting capital for all intents and purposes.
www.languagecrossing.com /destinations/bolivia/geography_of_bolivia   (387 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Coat of Arms of Bolivia
The Coat of Arms of Bolivia has a central crest surrounded by Bolivian flags, muskets, olive branches, and has an Andean condor on top.
The mountain and its contrast with the plains is indicative of the geography of Bolivia.
Bolivia's weakness was demonstrated during the War of the Pacific (1879-83), when it lost its seacoast, and the adjoining rich nitrate fields, together with the port of Antofagasta, to Chile.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Coat-of-Arms-of-Bolivia   (633 words)

  
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 Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
La Paz, Bolivia -- President Evo Morales cut his salary by more than half and declared no Cabinet minister can collect a higher wage than his own, with the...
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has cut his salary by more than half and declared no Cabinet minister can collect a higher wage than his – €1,500 a month...
Alternate uses: Bolivia (disambiguation) ---- The Republic of Bolivia is a landlocked country in western South America.
www.wikiverse.org /bolivia   (733 words)

  
 Educational Geography Information -- Bolivia
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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 nearly 200 coups and counter-coups.
Bolivia, long one of the poorest and least developed Latin American countries, made considerable progress in the 1990s toward the development of a market-oriented economy.
www.geographycards.com /countryinfo/bl.html   (1347 words)

  
 UNICEF Bolivia - Resources - Geography and society
Situated in the centre of South America, with a territorial extension of 1,098,581 square kilometres, Bolivia is a country which enjoys great geographical, ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bolivia is a landlocked country situated in the heart of South America.
While the Bolivian National Constitution has, since 1996, recognized the multiethnic and pluricultural character of the country, historically a general attitude of exclusion and discrimination of indigenous communities has prevailed.
www.unicef.org /bolivia/resources_2334.htm   (566 words)

  
 Pioneer Photography in Bolivia: Directory of Daguerreotypists & Photographers, 1840s-1930s
A German geologist, mountain climber, and photographer, Ahlfeld immigrated to Bolivia in 1924 and settled in Cochabamba.
Bolivia" appears on a portrait of a gentleman inscribed "Monteagudo, abril 3, 1909." The Pérez archives, some 40,000 glass plates, are owned by the Pérez brothers successor, Alberto Castillo.
Singewald was professor of economic geography at Johns Hopkins University and co-leader, with Edward W. Berry, of the school's 1919 George Huntington Williams Memorial Expedition to the Andes of Peru, Bolivia, and Chile.
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 Bolivia - map, flag, geography, culture, music, history, etc
The civil flag (and ensign) of Bolivia omits the coat of arms.
According to one source, the red stands for Bolivia's animals and its liberating army, while the green symbolizes fertility and yellow the nation's mineral deposits.
Cochabamba is a city in central Bolivia, located in a valley bearing the same name in the Andes mountain range.
photo.goliathus.com /bolivia/bolivia.php   (2997 words)

  
 WYP2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The aims are lobbying with the governement and the scientific community in Bolivia; to generate interest amongst physicists in Bolivia through a series of talks; generate press interest through a series of interviews.
Due to the particular geography of Bolivia and associated research, physics has a number of laboratories and facilities in different and attractive parts of Bolivia.
The aims of this activity are to set up an official scientific toruism circuit based on the different physics facilities in Bolivia; to coordonate with tourism agencies tours in attactive areas where physics can be seen such as salar de Uyuni where the patterns of the salt plains can be explained and studied.
www.wyp2005.org /globe/south%20america/bolivia.html   (449 words)

  
 Bolivia
Although Bolivia sits on South America's second-largest natural gas reserves as well as considerable oil, the country has remained one of the poorest on the continent.
Bolivia: Government - Government Bolivia has had more than 190 revolutions and coups since it became independent in 1825.
Bolivia: Economy - Economy Despite the importance of its mines and its large reserves of natural gas and crude oil,...
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 Cool Planet - Bolivia - Geography & environment
Bolivia is in central South America, landlocked between Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina.
The huge expanse of Lake Titicaca, north-west of the Bolivian capital, La Paz, is the highest navigable body of water in the world.
Besides the altiplano, Bolivia has areas of rainforest, tropical valleys, and fertile sub-tropical plains.
www.oxfam.org.uk /coolplanet/kidsweb/world/bolivia/bolgeog.htm   (150 words)

  
 Bolivia: Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Structurally and climatically, Bolivia consists of two main regions: the highlands and the eastern lowlands, divided between the Amazon and Parana basins.
The highlands of Bolivia consists of three distinct parts: the Cordillera Occidental; the Altiplano; and the Cordillera Oriental.
The discovery of oil and natural gas, the development of roads between Santa Cruz (the region's main urban center) and the urban centers of the Altiplano, and government-backed settlement have resulted in a significant increase in population in this region since 1950s.
www.ddg.com /LIS/aurelia/bolgeo1.htm   (621 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Geography of Bolivia
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Image File history File links CIA map of Bolivia File links The following pages link to this file: Bolivia Geography of Bolivia Talk:Bolivia Talk:Geography of Bolivia...
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Geography-of-Bolivia   (549 words)

  
 Bolivia
Lesser used species of Bolivia and their relevance to sustainable forest management.
Bolivia's Indian revolt: the U.S. policies of economic globalization and militarization are failing.
Bolivia's Morales set to be sworn in as president
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 Bolivia - Geography
Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile all border Bolivia.
The capital of Bolivia is a city called La Paz.
Bolivia has more different kinds of animals than any other country in South America.
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 CIA - The World Factbook -- Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Bolivia, long one of the poorest and least developed Latin American countries, reformed its economy after suffering a disastrous economic crisis in the early 1980s.
Economic growth, however, lagged again beginning in 1999 because of a global slowdown and homegrown factors such as political turmoil, civil unrest, and soaring fiscal deficits, all of which hurt investor confidence.
Bolivia remains dependent on foreign aid from multilateral lenders and foreign governments.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/print/bl.html   (1163 words)

  
 Geography Of Bolivia - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The Ecology of Malnutrition in Western South America: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile, (His Studies in Medical Geography, V. Bolivia (Places and Peoples of the World)
The landslide hazard and human vulnerability in La Paz city, Bolivia.
Fewer people, less erosion: the twentieth century in southern Bolivia.
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 Military of Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
In 1932, Bolivia and Paraguay went to war over a large, flat, sparsely watered plateau called the Gran Chaco.
Over the course of three years, the two armies, exhibiting constant bravery and periodic stupidity, dueled, generating at least 90,000 deaths.
The legacy of populism in Bolivia: From the MNR to military rule (Praeger special studies in international politics and government)
www.freeglossary.com /Military_of_Bolivia   (469 words)

  
 A virtual travel to Bolivia - Destination Bolivia visitors guide
Permanent Mission of Bolivia to the United Nations (in Spanish).
Embassy of Bolivia in the U.S. Washington D.C. (mostly in Spanish)
The Association of Ecological Producers’ Organizations of Bolivia with the purpose to improve the ecological producers’ level of self-sufficiency on the basis of an ecologically sustainable agriculture.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/bolivia.htm   (692 words)

  
 Bolivia Tours | Bolivia Tour Guide | iExplore.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Bolivia borders Peru to the northwest, Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina to the south, and Chile to the west.
Bolivia is a landlocked country bordered by Peru to the northwest, Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina to the south and Chile to the west.
There are three main areas: the first is a high plateau known as the ‘Altiplano’, a largely barren region lying approximately 4000m (13,000ft) above sea level.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Bolivia/Overview   (451 words)

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