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The Plurinational State of Bolivia is an unitary presidential constitutional republic, covering 1.098.581 square kilometres in-between Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile. It is a mix of the ultra high mountains and the lowlands, covered in dense jungle.
It is populated by 11.410.651 citizens, of which the majority (68%) are Mestizo; a person of combined European and Amerindian or Pacific Islander descent, while 20% are Indigenous. 97% are Christians.
The currency is Boliviano, worth 0,96 Danish Krone and €0,13. The GDP is US$35.699 billion.
Due to the mountains, the climate varies drastically from tropical to polar! The altitude is ranging from 90–6,542 metres. I will mainly be visiting the dryer areas in the south-west. More on this page.
The diverse climate offers four biomers, which again
is the home of numerous plants and animals. Bolivia has over 17,000 species
of seed plants and here are 398 mammals, over 1,400 birds (about 14%
of birds known in the world), 204 amphibians, 277 reptiles, and 635
fish species. The insects are even richer, with more than 3.000 types of