10 Interesting facts about Bolivia

For anyone interested in visiting or curious for learning more about Bolivia, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are about 10 million people that live in Bolivia and it’s in the middle of South America, landlocked, with borders of Brazil in the north and east, Paraguay in the southeast, Argentina in the south, Chile in the southwest, and Peru in the northwest.
  • 2. The name Bolivia comes from a leader in the Spanish American wars of independence, Simon Bolivar, becoming official in 1825.
  • 3. The languages used include Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, Guarani, and 34 other indigenous languages.
  • 4. The official capital is in Sucre but the working capital of government is La Paz.  The largest city is Santa Cruz de la Sierra with 1.5 million people, followed by La Paz, El Alto, Cochabamba, Sucre, Oruro, Tarija, Potosi, Sacaba, and Yacuiba.
  • 5. Bolivia has a varied geography ranging from low to extremely high altitudes with many different ecosystems in between.  It contains many different types of plant, animal, and bird species, including being the world’s largest butterfly sanctuary with more 3,000 types available.
  • 6. Some of the major parks include the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, the Madidi National Park, the Tunari National Park, and many others.
  • 7. The currency used is the Bolivian Boliviano, BOB.
  • 8. Bolivia is thought to be the origin of many types of foods including varieties of peppers, chili peppers, the peanut, the common bean, the yucca, and hosts more than 4,000 species of potato.
  • 9. On the border with Peru, it shares the Lake Titicaca, the largest lake by volume of water in South America, Lake Maracaibo has a larger surface area but isn’t nearly as deep.
  • 10. There are almost 1 million people that travel to Bolivia every year, one of the attractions being the enormous salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt deposit concentration worldwide.

Have your own networks with others in Bolivia

If you regularly share content or work with people in Bolivia, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, including Spanish, Portuguese, English, and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views from respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, polls, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites, and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability create as many networks as you’d like, use the applications, and initial storage for your photos, office files, audio and video files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Bolivia, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples, and relevant blog articles.

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