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Alpaca in front of Nevado Sajama, Bolivia
Alpaca in front of Nevado Sajama, Bolivia

Nevado Sajama

Alpaca in front of Nevado Sajama
Photo by Alain Bonnardeaux
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    Capital:Sucre

    Location:Central South America, southwest of Brazil

    Currency:bolivianos (BOB)

    Area:1,098,581 sq km

    Population:11,758,869 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Spanish (official) 60.7%, Quechua (official) 21.2%, Aymara (official) 14.6%, Guarani (official) 0.6%, other native languages 0.4%, foreign languages 2.4%, none 0.1%; note - Bolivia's 2009 constitution designates Spanish and all indigenous languages as official; 36 indigenous languages are specified, including a few that are extinct (2001 est.)

    Religion:Roman Catholic 70%, Evangelical 14.5%, Adventist 2.5%, Church of Jesus Christ 1.2%, agnostic 0.3%, atheist 0.8%, other 3.5%, none 6.6%, unspecified 0.6% (2018 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC-4

    Tel Code:+591

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