Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Up with Geography: Bolivia



South America

South American continent. Bolivia outlined in
dark ink and shaded.

Close up of Bolivia and its neighbors.

Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile

Water Borders:

Total Area:
424,163 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, La Paz, El Alto, Cochabamba, Sucre

Famous Geographical Point:
Salar de Uyuni (the world's largest salt flats; check out the pics online, they're beautiful)

Famous Person:
Simon Iturri Patino, industrialist (known as "The Andean Rockefeller")

Book Set In/About:
The Night by Jaime Saenz

A book of poetry by one of Bolivia's most acclaimed writers.

Movie Set In/About:
"The Cartagena Brothers (Los Hermanos Cartagena)" (1984), directed by Paolo Agazzi

20th century upheaval in Bolivia as seen through the eyes of two brothers, one legitimate and the other illegitimate.

Headline of the Day:
"Miners Escalate Protests in Bolivia" on Yahoo News.


Patricia said...

I find it interesting that its capital is its fifth-largest city. Although I would bet Washington DC is pretty far down on our largest cities list. So perhaps I don't find that interesting after all.

balyien said...

Even more interesting is that a lot of people (including me until this project) think La Paz is the capital because for a long time they had a constitutional capital and an administrative capital (not all that uncommon). Sucre was only officially made the capital within the last 10 years.