Know Before You Go: Bolivia
Bolivia is a country in South America that borders Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru. With a population around 11 million, the country is pact with culture. To learn more about this lesser known country, check out these 5 interesting facts.
Over 30 Languages Are Spoken
However, the languages of Aymara, Quechua, and Spanish are the three spoken most often in Bolivia.
The Majority of the Population Is Roman Catholic
Although youths aren’t as dedicated to the religion; over 75% of the population practices the Roman Catholic faith.
Sacrifices Are Still Offered
For those who worship either El Tío (Lord of the Underworld) or Mother Earth (Pachamama), sacrifices are still often used. Sacrificial items can include: alcohol, coca, guinea pigs, llama blood, and various other types of ritual items.
Home of the Largest Salt Deposit Concentration
Many of the tourists who visit Bolivia come to visit the largest salt flat in the world known as Salar de Uyuni. The 10,582 square kilometer area is what is left of a prehistoric lake that dried up.
Bolivia Contains Two of the Highest Elevated Cities in the World
Petosi is located a dizzy 4080 meters above sea level, while the city of Le Paz is located at 3,660 meters above sea level.