Sunday, June 25, 2017

GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

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Area:
1.098.581 sq. kilometres- 425.807 sq. miles
Habitants:
9.000.000 approximately
Government:
Democratic
Climate:
Cool on the high lands, mild in the valleys and warm on the low lands
Time zones:
Bolivia is 4 hours behind GMT and it is not subscribed to daylight savings time.
Main exports:
Soybeans, natural gas, zinc, gold, silver, lead, tin, antimony, wood, sugar, agricultural products.
Money exchange:
US$ dollars are a widely accepted payment option throughout Bolivia.
Euros may be changed in Money Exchanges.
Traveller’s checks in US$ are accepted, but at a 10-15% lower rate.
ATM access is available at all major cities.
Languages:
Spanish, Aymara, Quechua and Guarani.
Religion:
No official religion in Bolivia, but freedom of worship and spiritual beliefs are constitutionally guaranteed.
Most of Bolivians follow Catholicism and Pantheist ancestral religions.
Capital:
Sucre (constitutional), La Paz (administrative)
Electricity:
220 volts, 50 cycles