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Everything is in Bolivia. Culture and traditions. Indigenous people. Colonial architecture. History and customs. Salt mines and volcanoes. Amazon and Altiplano. Forests and deserts. Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol Mines and carnival. Gastronomy and markets. Beer and Singani Paceña. And most importantly, many good people.

Bolivia awaits visitors with open arms. The country is a great destination for holidays. Bolivia you will like.

Official Name: Plurinational State of Bolivia

Plurinational State
Bolivia becomes a Social Unitary State of Plurinational Communitarian Law, free, independent, sovereign, democratic, intercultural, decentralized and autonomous. Bolivia is founded on plurality and political, economic, legal, cultural and linguistic integration process within the country.

What is the capital of Bolivia?
The city of Sucre is since the founding of the republic the constitutional capital which houses the judiciary, the city of La Paz is the seat of government where the executive and the legislature.

Population:
Bolivia has a population of about 10,027,644 people.

Area:
The surface of Bolivia is 1,098,581 km ² and is ranked 27th in the list of countries with the largest size.

Gentile: Bolivian.

Languages:
The official languages ​​of the Castilian state and all languages ​​of the nations and peoples originating. Among the latter the most widespread are the Aymara, Quechua and Guarani. Other languages ​​indígenea are the araona, Baure, bésiro, Canichana, Cavineño, Cayubaba, Chácobo, shaman, that Ejja, guarasuawe, Guarayu, Itonama, Leco, machajuyai-kallawaya, Machineri, Maropa, Mojeño-Trinitarian Mojeño-Ignatian moré , Mosetén, Movima, pacawara, Puquina, Siriono tacana, tapiete, Toromona, uruchipaya, weenhayek, Yaminawa, yuki, Yuracaré and Zamuco.

Time: The official time in relation to Greenwich Mean Time is 4 hours less (GMT-4)

Currency: Boliviano (Bs 1 = 100 cents)

National Holidays: New Year, 1st. January; Carnival, mobile days in February, Good Friday, moving day in April, Labor Day, 1st. May, Corpus Christi, June 14; Anniversary Patriot, August 6, All Saints Day, November 2, Christmas, December 25th.

Departmental Holidays: Oruro, February 10, Tarija, April 15, Chuquisaca, May 25, La Paz, July 16, Cochabamba, September 14, Santa Cruz, September 24, Pando, October 1, Potosi 10 November, Beni, November 18.

Work time:
Private Sector: Monday to Friday (8:30 am to 18:30 pm, with a break from 12:30 to 14:30 hours).
Public Sector: Monday to Friday (8:00 to 16:00 hour).

Banking Hours: Monday to Friday (8:30 am to 18:00 pm, with a break from 12:00 to 14:30)

Phone calls:
The international dialing code to call Bolivia is 591.

Departments have the following codes Bolivia: La Paz (2) - Cochabamba (4) - Santa Cruz (3) - Oruro (52) - Potosi (62) - Chuquisaca (64) - Tarija (66) - Beni (46) - Pando (842).

Voltage: 220 to 110 volts in La Paz and the rest of the country 220 volts.

Source: Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

 

Health Tips:


All tourists arriving in La Paz (3600m) or other highland city should try the height with respect, especially if you arrive by sea-level air. Very few people have serious problems, but it is advisable that all rest for at least 24 hours, eat light and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration due to the dry atmosphere in the city of La Paz.
All physical exertion should be avoided, especially the first few days. All those people who suffer from heart problems or have chest pain should consult their doctor before traveling to La Paz. Coca tea is good to avoid altitude sickness, also in pharmacies sell pills to avoid this problem.
You should not drink tap water, it is recommended to drink mineral water bottle. The salads and uncooked vegetables should be avoided like the foods sold on the street or market stalls.
Hepatitis are very common, paratyphoid and diarrhea.

 
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