Boliva, South America

The Plurinational State of Bolivia is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world. Bolivia embraces the over 37 population groups, each with their own culture and language1. While it is the most indigenous nation (60% of total population) in all of the Americas1, Bolivia is also regarded as South America’s poorest country2. Widespread poverty, a relentlessly changing climate, and a landlocked geography constitute several of the reasons contributing to why Hands Across the Nations has focused on this country. The indigenous communities that are partnered with HATN are located in the Andean region near the Departments of Oruro and Cochabamba.

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General Information

Capital City: La Paz
Population: 10,700,000
Geography: Landlocked
Adult Literacy Rate: 95.7%
Life Expectancy: 68.7 yr (129th)
GNI: $6,155 (122nd)
HDI: 0.674 (118th)
HDI Classification: ‘Medium’

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Facts and Stats: NationMaster
Development Indices: 2016 HDR
Corruption: Transparency Intl

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