Facts About Bolivia!

Facts About Bolivia!

Posted by Connor Whelan on Oct 28, 2015

As it is the location of today’s featured project, we thought we would bring you a bit more information about Bolivia. Read up on our best facts about Bolivia!

Bolivia Language

In Bolivia the official languages of the state are diverse. Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the country, but there are also a number of indigenous languages. Aymara, Quechua, Chiquitano and Tupi are all prominent languages spoken throughout different areas of the country.

Bolivia Currency

In Bolivia the boliviano is used as the currency. It is divided into 100 cents or centavos in Spanish, so the denominations are the same as the British pound, meaning that it shouldn’t be too confusing to work costs out when you’re buying things in the country!

Bolivia Weather

The weather in Bolivia is separated into two very different seasons. The variations between the two mean that the Bolivia climate varies greatly. In the high season it is Bolivian winter and between May and October you can expect sunny days throughout the country. In the low season between November and April the weather can take a turn for the worst, so if travelling between these dates make sure you take your coat or umbrella!

The Capital of Bolivia

Bolivia’s capital is often the subject of some debate and confusion. Many people assume that what is probably Bolivia’s most well-known city La Paz is its capital. However this is not the case! The actual capital of Bolivia is Sucre. In 1899 there was a period of political upheaval in the country and it was eventually decided that La Paz would become the seat of the executive and legislative branches of the government, but Sucre would remain the home of the judicial branch and the capital!

The Population of Bolivia

Bolivia is South America’s 8th most populous country and with a population of just over 10 million people it is dwarfed by some of its larger neighbours!


Share this Article...

Share this article with your friends and followers by using the social media buttons below.


Leave a Comment...

Wanting to add something to this story or just let us know your thoughts? Just leave your comments below. Please be aware that all comments will be moderated: abusive behaviour or self-promotion will not be allowed.

500 characters remaining

Has this blog inspired you to volunteer? If so, why not enquire today? Simply fill out an enquiry form, and allow a member of our travel team to assist with your query! Please note that blog comments are not monitored by the travel team, so any questions related to bookings may be missed.


Featured Blog Arcticles


Featured Videos


See how you can aid the conservation of the stunning Asian elephant in the wild Sri Lankan jungle when you volunteer on The Great Elephant Project!

Check out this video where we hear from volunteer Stacey and conservation manager Judy about how valued volunteers are on the Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project. 

Take a look at the amazing Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project video and become our next volunteer in Zimbabwe!

Latest Blog Arcticles


Is Last-Minute Volunteering More Exciting?

Is Last-Minute Volunteering More Exciting?

This week is Volunteers’ Week 2018 and we’re...

Anita And Graham's Volunteer Review Of The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary!

Anita And Graham's Volunteer Review Of The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary!

Check out Anita and Graham's review of their volunteer...

How to play ‘trick or treat’ with an orangutan

How to play ‘trick or treat’ with an orangutan

Take a look at how the orangutans at the Samboja Lestari...

Meet Shrinky... A Very Special Baboon From The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary!

Meet Shrinky... A Very Special Baboon From The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary!

The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary sadly receive many orphaned...

International Sloth Day 2018 - Sloths need our help, so let’s get moving!

International Sloth Day 2018 - Sloths need our help, so let’s get moving!

The 20th of October marks one of the cutest days in the...

The Great Gorilla Project Review - "More than an adventure, it is a trip of a lifetime!"

The Great Gorilla Project Review - "More than an adventure, it is a trip of a lifetime!"

Take a look at this detailed and exciting volunteer review...

World Animal Day 2018

World Animal Day 2018

This World Animal Day 2018, we'll be focusing on South...

World Rhino Day 2018

World Rhino Day 2018

This World Rhino Day (22nd September), learn about the...


Where you can go
Contact Info
UK Office
The Great Traveller Ltd,
3 Dairy Yard
Star Street
Ware, Hertfordshire
SG12 7DX
United Kingdom

Opening hours:
   Mon-Fri 8:30am–5:30pm
   Sat 10am-4pm

T: +44(0) 208 885 4987

Foreign Office Travel Advice