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Fun facts, facts about the history and culture as well as about the diverse nature – we got you covered.
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BOLIVIA – A DIFFERENT KIND OF EXPERIENCE
Bolivia is the most isolated country in South America and offers a very special experience to its visitors. Highly diverse in nature and culture, this country is a blast and so different to everything we have ever seen before!
THE ONCE MOST DANGEROUS ROAD CAN BE FOUND IN BOLIVIA
the so called “Death Road” – Yungas road is descending from 4,650 metres (15,260 ft) at La Cumbre Pass to 1,200 metres (3,900 ft). Its name as the “Road of Death” is due to the many accidents. Most of the road is the width of a single vehicle, about 3.2 metre with cliffs to its side which are up to 600 meters (2,000 feet), making it a risky ride.
HAS THE SECOND LARGEST RESERVES OF NATURAL GAS IN SOUTH AMERICA
but there are and have been many tensions about the exploitation and export of this natural resource
HIGHEST PROPORTION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
making up for 2/3 of the country’s population
LA PAZ IS THE HIGHEST ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL IN THE WORLD
At an elevation of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level
BOLIVIA IS A BUTTERFLY PARADISE
The world’s largest butterfly sanctuary “The Guembe Biocenter” is located in Santa Cruz
BOLIVIA IS ONE OF THE RARE COUNTRIES WITH NO McDonald’s
All restaurants have been closed since 2014 – Bolivians’ culture didn’t vibe with the fast food giant
IS ONE OF THE TWO LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA
the other one being Paraguay
HAS 37 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES!
Spanish and 36 indigenous languages such as Aymara, Quechua, Guarani…
FIRST INDIGENOUS PRESIDENT IN 2005
Evo Morales from the Aymara indigenous group is the first indigenous president in Bolivia
SAN PEDRO PRISON IS THE BIGGEST PRISON IN LA PAZ
it is known for being a small town within itself run by criminals and where prisoners’ children grow up alongside drug lords
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