31 Fascinating Bolivia Facts and Very Rare Information

31 Fascinating Bolivia Facts and Very Rare Information

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2. Al Alto is the highest large city in the world. It is 4,150 m high.

3. Quinoa demand in western nations has pushed up prices so much that poorer people in Bolivia and Peru, where quinoa is form can no longer afford their staple crop.

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5. The Puya Raimondii, the world’s largest flower that blooms about once every 100 years is only found in Bolivia and Peru.

6. The world’s largest lithium deposit is in Bolivia buried under the salt.

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8. Bolivia is the #1 country for certified tropical forests on Earth. It is also one of the top 5 exporters of tropical wood in the world.

9. Bolivia was the third highest producer of coca in the world after Colombia and Peru.

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11. The Altiplano or “High Plain” which is at 3,800 m is the most populous region of Bolivia.

12. Bolivia has 37 official languages.

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14. Lake Poopo is the second largest river in Bolivia. It is not a freshwater lake.

15. The first South American city to get electricity supply is La Paz in Bolivia. It was powered by llama dung.

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17. The major exporter of Brazil nuts is Bolivia and not Brazil.

18. The average women in Bolivia, Guatemala and Indonesia is short enough to be consider a dwarf (4’10 or under).

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20. There’s a hotel in Bolivia made entirely of salt, complete salt beds and chairs.

21. Most homes in Bolivia have a dried llama fetus thrown under its foundations for luck.

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23. A limestone cliff in Bolivia has more than 5,000 dinosaur footprints on it. It dates back to 68 million years.

24. There’s an oldest silver mine in Bolivia which has claimed lives of an estimated 8 million people in the past 500 years. It is known as the “Mountain that eats men” and is stilled mined with pick and shovel today.

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26. Bolivia is named after Simon Bolivar, a military leader who led Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Peru and Bolivia to independence.

27. There’s a festival called Tinku in Bolivia where people beat each other for 2 or 3 days straight.

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29. Bolivia shares some part of the Amazon rainforest.

30. Bolivia has had as much coups and revolutions (more than 190) in its history, as years it has been independent for.

31. La Paz is the world’s highest capital city at 3,600 m or 11,800 feet.

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