|South American continent. Bolivia outlined in|
dark ink and shaded.
|Close up of Bolivia and its neighbors.|
Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile
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)
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.