Bolivia - Location, size, and extent



Situated in South America just N of the Tropic of Capricorn, Bolivia has a total area of 1,098,580 sq km (424,164 sq mi), extending about 1,530 km (950 mi) N S and 1,450 km (900 mi) E W . Comparatively, the area occupied by Bolivia is slightly less than three times the size of the state of Montana. Completely landlocked, Bolivia is bounded on the N and NE by Brazil, on the SE by Paraguay, on the S by Argentina, on the SW by Chile, and on the W by Peru, with a total boundary length of 6,743 km (4,190 mi).

The capital city of Bolivia, La Paz, is located in the west-central part of the country.

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sam
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Jul 21, 2008 @ 12:12 pm
For the uniformed, the capital of Bolivia is not La Paz, it is Sucre. That is why the Supreme Court and some of the most prestigious government departments are there. However, for political reasons, no president in recent history has ever moved the presidential seat and congress there.
sandy
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Apr 26, 2010 @ 11:23 pm
bolivia has two capitals. the main capital is sucre, and the sit of government is la paz.

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