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FLAG OF  BOLIVIA The  flag  of  Bolivia  has  three  colored  stripes.  The  top  layer  is  red.  The  red  in  this  flag  stands   for  hardiness,  strength,  valor,  and  bravery.  The  middle  stripe  is  the  yellow.  This  color  stands  for   generosity.  Lastly  on  the  bottom  is  the  green  stripe.  Green  stands  for  hope  joy  and  love.   The  crest  in  the  middle  of  the  flag,  has  a  central  cartouche  that  is  surrounded  by  Bolivian   muskets,  Bolivian  flags,  and  laurel  branches,  with  an  Andean  condor  on  top.  The  central   cartouche  is  bordered  by  ten  stars  at  the  bottom  and  Bolivia  written  at  the  top.  The  stars   represent  the  nine  Departementos  and  the  former  province  taken  over  by  Chile.  In  the  middle  of   the  central  cartouche  is  a  picture  of  the  silver  mountain,  Potosí.  Behind  the  mountain  the  sun  is   rising  and  in  front,  a  majestic  llama  stands  next  to  a  palm  tree.  

The flag  of  Bolivia  shows  the  llama,  the  national  animal,  and  the  mountain  showing  the   geography.  The  etiquette  of  the  Bolivian  flag  is  very  strict.  Like  the  United  States,  when  a  flag  is   at  half  mast,  it  means  there  is  grief  or  mourning.  There  are  specific  ways  to  hoist  the  flag,  wave   the  flag,  and  present  the  flag.  The  flag  is  not  to  be  hung,  hoisted,  or  stored  in  a  way  it  can  be   easily  torn.  If  the  flag  is  hung  upside  down  it  is  a  sign  of  distress.  No  mark  is  allowed  to  be  made   on  the  flag  at  all,  no  matter  the  circumstance.  With  international  affairs,  no  flags  are  to  be  hung   one  above  the  other  in  a  time  of  peace.


Geography and Climate

Bolivian( Government(

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Bolivia’s!government!has!just!recently!adopted!a!new! constitution!that!was!first!proposed!in!2007.!!The! constitution!itself!was!ratified!in!2008!and!is!now!in! action.!Statistics!say!that!60%!of!the!people!in!Bolivia! were!for!the!constitution!and!thought!it!was!a!good! idea,!40%!thought!it!was!a!terrible!idea!and!thought!that!it!would!tear!the!country!apart!and!that!it!was!too! extreme!an!idea.!Although!many!disagree!about! how!good!it!is!for!Bolivia!many!agree!that!it!was! done!under!stress.!It!is!said!that!the! congressmen!trying!to!approve!the!new! constitution!were!locked!in!a!room!for!6!days,! they!even!slept!in!the!room!they!were!locked!in,! to!try!to!approve!this!constitution.!Bolivian! government!has!three!branches!for!government! like!our!government!consisting!of!judicial!Branch! executive!branch!and!legislative!branch.!The! judicial!branch!is!made!up!of!supreme!justices! who!are!elected!for!10!years!at!a!time!before! they!have!to!give!up!the!seat!to!other!people.! The!legislative!system!includes!130!people.!The! executive!branch!is!the!president!who!can!make! veto!bills!and!go!to!war.!Suffrage!is!age!18!if!you! are!married!and!age!21!or!over!if!you!are!single.!! ! ! Works!cited!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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• 1538P!Spain!conquers!Bolivia!! • 1545P!Silver!Mountain!is!discovered!in!Bolivia!creating! lots!of!money!for!Spain.! • 1825P!Bolivia!becomes!free!of!Spain.! • 1920P!Natives!of!Bolivia!begin!to!rebel! • 1925P1935P!Bolivia!becomes!weak!and!starts!to!lose!a! lot!of!land.! • 1952P!!Peasants!and!miners!overthrow!the!government!! • 2005P!Socialists!form!a!political!party! • 2008P!Socialists!win!the!election.! • 2008!new!constitution!is!written! • 2008P2013P!Socialist!government!is!in!power! ! !


Industry and  Tourism  

In Bolivia  one  of  the  largest  industries  is  agriculture.    Agriculture   takes  up  such  a  large  amount  of  Bolivian  industry  that  almost  two-­‐fi hs   of  the  working  popula on  is  involved  with  agriculture  in  one  way  or  

another.  Even  with  that  informa on  agriculture  is  only  responsible  for   approximately  one  seventh  of  the  country’s  gross  domes c  product.     Potatoes  are  a  main  crop  in  the  Andes  which  run  through  Bolivia.     Potatoes  come  in  thousands  of  varie es  and  were  eaten  by  the  na ves   far  before  the  introduc on  of  potatoes  to  Europe.    Other  very   important  crops  are  barely,  wheat,  and  corn.    The  coca  leaf,  the  raw  

Industry and  Tourism  

material used  to  make  cocaine,  s ll  plays  a  large  role  in  Bolivias   economy.    

Manufacturing is  also  a  very  important  industry  for  Bolivia  and  has   con nued  to  grow  exponen ally  ever  since  the  early  1950’s  but  s ll   remains  small  when  compared  to  those  of  some  of  the  larger   economies  of  the  world.  Bolivia  also  has  a  large  mineral  processing   industry  that  con nues  to  provide  the  country  with  a  seemingly   constant  stream  of  revenue.    Recently  there  has  been  a  large   investment  in  soybean  processing  and  the  manufacturing  of  tex les,   wood  products  and  so  drinks.    

Industry and  Tourism  

Tourism has  played  a  large  role  in  Bolivias  economy  and  con nues  to  do  so   as  the  country  grows  and  a racts  tourists  from  other  countries.  From  the  scenic   views  of  the  Andes  and  the  ancient  Incan  ruins  that  sca er  the  mountainside  to  

the beau ful  beaches  of  Lake  Ti caca  it  is  near  impossible  to  not  find  something   extraordinary  to  do  while  in  Bolivia!    In  the  growing  ci es  such  as  La  Paz  or  Santa  

Cruz you  can  find  the  majes c  historical  buildings  and  places  that  helped  shape   this  country  as  well  as  new  modern  hotels  and  architecture.  Along  with  all  of  the   other  wonderful  a rac ons  Bolivia  is  home  to  tropical  towns  and  na onal  parks.  

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-FUN FACTSBolivia birth rate is 24 births/1,000 population

Bolivia infant mortality rate is 41 deaths/1,000 live births

Bolivia fertility rate is 2.87 children born/woman

Bolivian society families Bolivians stress bilateral kinship, and virtually all recognize and stress kin groups beyond the nuclear family and household. Ritual kinship such as godparent hood is extremely important. Family in Bolivia is very important because their is not much more than that there for them to rely on and the famlies help family and that’s how they function. Getting around: in Bolivia the towns are similar but also very different. the towns have many little stands of food market style clothing stands and more there are many thing that are actually interesting they make there living off these markets and getting the materials sold in these markets. The way they get around in towns in Bolivia is interesting too they go around in track systems and busses.


Holidays: Ano Nuevo new years ,labor day ,independence day the holidays in the bolivian nation are very similar to the holidays in america and there ae about as many the life of bolivians are different but that’s the way they live. pictures/bolivia/carnival-in-bolivia.jpg

A Aji de lengua 1 cow tongue 2 lbs or less water sufficient to cook the tongue ½ cup oil 2 cups white onion, cut into thin strips 1 cup tomato, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup ground spicy red pepper ½ cup parsley, finely chopped ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon crumbled oregano ½ teaspoon ground pepper 1 cup green peas, peeled 4 cups broth or water 1 spoonful of salt


Daily living in Bolivia s different than what we have in our life’s in America it is a lot harder life style and more strenuous on the people because of the economy schools and everything. The daily living in the Bolivian society is much different there food is different education and many more things are different. Food: The food there is based on carbs because of the deficient in the meats and food they can get. The primary thing there is the potato and that is what they have the most access to. The diet has many soups and starches.

Education: the education in the country of Bolivia is way different than the education in america the education there is from 6 to age 13 and is paid for then after that you can  go  to  another  school  for  4  years  paid  and  that’s  it   as here we go a lot longer than they do in Bolivia. Marriage/ family: the marriage in Bolivia is different then what we see in America in Bolivia the marriage is a rite of passage and a ticket to adult hood.




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