PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA
The Plurinational State of Bolivia is located in the heart of the South American continent and is characterised by its marvellous diversity of Andean, Andean, Chaco and Amazonian landscapes. It shares borders to the north and east with Brazil, to the south with Argentina and Paraguay, and to the west with Chile and Peru. It covers an area of 1,098,581 square kilometres.
The main language is Spanish, although Aymara and Quechua are also official languages and are recognised in the Constitution, in addition to 34 others.
Bolivia is made up of the departments of La Paz, Oruro, Potosí, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija, Pando, Beni and Santa Cruz. Its capital is the city of Sucre.
Bolivia enjoys vast natural and cultural wealth. It has the world’s largest salt flat located in the city of Uyuni, in Potosí, and one of the world’s most iconic cultural expressions in the Carnival of Oruro, which is a Masterpiece of the Oral and designated as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Bolivia has entered the era of industrialisation of its natural resources (gas and lithium) through the production of urea, pipes, potassium chloride, lithium carbonate and lithium ion batteries. It has a high hydrocarbon potential, with the producing departments being Santa Cruz, Tarija, Chuquisaca and Cochabamba. It also has one of the largest lithium reserves in the world.
Currently, the Constitutional President of Bolivia is HE Luis Alberto Arce Catacora and the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energies is HE Franklin Molina Ortiz.