By: Tiffany Muzic
Culture and its impact on citizens.
Economics and Politics
Basic economy. Silver(and, later, tin) mining and agriculture in the highlands have historically been the twin pillars of the economy. The nation traditionally has produced and exported raw materials and imported manufactured and processed goods. In 1994, agriculture accounted for 16 percent of the gross domestic product, mining and hydrocarbons almost 10 percent, and manufacturing and industry over 13 percent. Bolivia is self-sufficient in oil and natural gas and exports significant quantities of both. Tourism has emerged as an important economic force. The currency for Bolivia is Boliviano.
The unemployment rate in Bolivia is about 7.50%.
The growth rate of Bolivia is about 5.20%.
Region: South America
Currency: Boliviano (BOB)
Surface area (square kilometres): 1098581
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000): 10088
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre): 9.2
Capital city and population in 2011 (000): Sucre (307)
La Paz is the capital and the seat of government; Sucre is the legal capital and the seat of the judiciary.
United Nations membership date: 14 November 1945