Flag of the Week: Bolivia

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Bolivia

Bolivia is a country of west-central South America.

 

Symbols on the Flag

Red – Valour of the army

Yellow – Richness of mineral resources

Green – Fertility of the land

 

Fast Facts

Area: 424,165 sq mi; 1,098,581 sq km

Population: 11,842,000

Capital: La PazSucre

Language: Spanish + 36 indigenous languages

Religion: Christianity + pre-Columbian religion

Currency: boliviano (Bs)

 

Geography

[Map of Bolivia]

Bolivia is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest and west by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru.

 

Famous Figures

[Images of Luis Arce and Jaime Escalante]

Luis Arce is the 67th and incumbent President of Bolivia. He assumed office on 8 November 2020.

Jaime Escalante is regarded as one of the most famous educators in the United States.

 

Food and Culture

[Images of a Bolivian quinoa dish and an emperor tamarin]

Many animals thrive in Bolivia, including jaguars, Andean condors, caimans, sloths, piranhas, and the emperor tamarin—a type of monkey that sports a mustache! Traditional staples of Bolivian cuisine are corn, potatoes, quinoa and beans.

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