Bolivia is a beautiful, geographically diverse, multiethnic, and democratic country in the heart of South America.
It is surrounded by Brazil to the northeast, Peru to the northwest, Chile to the southwest, Argentina and Paraguay to the south. It shares with Peru control of Lake Titicaca (Lago Titicaca), the world's highest navigable lake (elevation 3,805 m).
Sometimes referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, Bolivia is one of the most "remote" countries in the western hemisphere; except for the navigable Paraguay River stretching to the distant Atlantic, Bolivia and Paraguay are the only two landlocked nations in the Americas.
It is also the most indigenous country in the Americas, with 60% of its population being of pure Native American ancestry.
Regions of Bolivia:
- Altiplano - (La Paz, Oruro, Potosí)
- Sub-Andean Bolivia - (Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija)
- Tropical Lowlands - (Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando)
Cities of Bolivia:
- La Paz - Seat of government.
- Sucre - Legal capital and seat of judiciary.
- Santa Cruz - The second-largest and most affluent city.
- Cochabamba - The country's third-largest city, with a pleasant climate and the best food.
- Potosí - Once one of the wealthiest cities in the world due to its silver mines.
- Oruro - Famous for its carnival
- Tupiza - A small town in Bolivia close to the border with Argentina.