President or Prime Minister: President Morales
Government System: Republic
*La Paz (seat of government);
*Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary)
Population: 8,857,870 (July 2005 est.)
Climate: Varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid.
Internet Users: 270,000 (2002)
Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 1,401,500 (2003)
Literacy (total population): Total population: 87.2%
Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 65.5 years
Natural Resources: Tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydropower.
Industries: Mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing.
Agricultural Products: Soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; timber.
Export Partners: Brazil 40%, US 13.9%, Colombia 8.7%, Peru 6.3%, Japan 4.5% (2004).
Import Partners: Brazil 29.7%, Argentina 17.6%, US 10.8%, Chile 7.7%, Peru 7.3% (2004).
Currency: Boliviano (BOB)
Flag Description: Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with the coat of arms centered on the yellow band; similar to the flag of Ghana, which has a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band.
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REFERENCE - used by permission:
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/bl.html