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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 906,542 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 butterfly.
Among the more interesting mammals are Greater long-nosed armadillo Dasypus kappleri, Nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus, Seven-banded armadillo Dasypus septemcinctus, Andean hairy armadillo Chaetophractus nationi, Screaming hairy armadillo Chaetophractus vellerosus, Big hairy armadillo Chaetophractus villosus, Greater fairy armadillo Calyptophractus retusus, Six-banded armadillo Euphractus sexcinctus, Southern naked-tailed armadillo Cabassous unicinctus, Giant armadillo Priodontes maximus and the Southern three-banded armadillo.
And then there are the Sloths, Primates, Rodents, Tapeti Sylvilagus brasiliensis, Bats, Boto Inia geoffrensis, Tucuxi Sotalia fluviatilis, the cats and dogs, Brazilian tapir Tapirus terrestris, camels, deer and opossums.
Don't get me started on the flora!

Well, so far, I have only made the plan, but one summer, I will explore!

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