1,098,580 sq. km (424 162 square miles.).
10 969 649 inhabitants.
La Paz (population 2,406,377) and Sucre (population 132,000).
The first agrarian reform, a profound social and economic revolution (1952) has drastically changed the country, and today its people are building a better future. Bolivia was more than twice the size that is today. International conflict with neighboring countries ended in the loss of large areas and of its seacoast, and the country became land locked. Today, with advanced political, economical and social systems, Bolivia is a modern, democratic country with fabulous history of different cultures and traditions.
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Music And Folklore
The history of Bolivia’s music and folklore is part of the great heritage of our Indian cultures. The music of the highlands is characterized by pentatonic scales and the wind instruments made of green canes. The effects of cold weather are reflected in the rhythm of the music, being a part of the rough conditions of life with deep feelings and melancholy. The central valleys, rich in soil with warm temperatures, have a more rhythmic music, played by Quechua speaking people dressed in colourful clothing. The green warm jungle lands of the Amazon in the east and north, are characterized by a completely different much faster music style.
According to the legend the Sun God Inti sent down to Earth his son Manco Capac and daughter Mama Ocllo in order to improve the life of the Andean people.
After descending on the Sun Island they founded the Inca Empire. Santa cruz Bolivia According to the legend the Sun God Inti sent down to Earth his son Manco Capac and daughter Mama Ocllo in order to improve the life of the Andean people.
After descending on the Sun Island they founded the Inca Empire. Traditionally regarded as the highest navigable body of water in the world, its dimensions measure 233km (145mi) from northwest to southeast and 97km (60mi) from northeast to southwest. popular market in Bolivia The lake has an indented shoreline, 36 islands and exceptionally clear sapphire-blue water.
Titicaca is revered by the Indians who live on its shores, and the Islas del Sol and Islas de la Luna, two islands in the lake, are the legendary sites of the Inca’s creation myths. Half of the lake lies within the borders of Peru. The main town in the area is Copacabana, which has a sparkling white Moorish-style cathedral and is host to the Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria.
Uyuni Salt Lake