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Bolivia /bəˈlɪviə/ (About this sound listen), officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Spanish: Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, IPA: [esˈtaðo pluɾinasjoˈnal de βoˈliβja]), is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Chile and Peru to the west.

Prior to European colonization, the Andean region of Bolivia was a part of the Inca Empire - the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. During most of the Spanish colonial period, this territory was called Upper Peru and was under the administration of the Viceroyalty of Peru, which included most of Spain's South American colonies.


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Cochabamba is a city in central Bolivia, located in a valley bearing the same name in the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cochabamba Department and is the fourth largest city in Bolivia with an urban population of 608,276 (2008) and a metropolitan population of more than 1,000,000 people. The name derives from a compound of the Quechua words qucha, meaning "lake", and pampa, "open plain". Residents of the city and surrounding areas are commonly referred to as Cochabambinos. Cochabamba is known as the "City of Eternal Spring" and "The Garden City" due to its spring-like temperatures year round. It is also known as "La Llajta", "town" in Quechua.

The city is also host to the first World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.


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The ice has melted because of global warming.
Credit: Ville Miettinen

The world's highest ski resort at the Chacaltaya glacier in La Paz, Bolivia.

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  • September 21: Bolivian president announces legal action over Obama's 'crimes against humanity'
  • May 10: Four U.N. staff dead after plane crash in Bolivia
  • April 7: ACLU, EFF challenging US 'secret' court orders seeking Twitter data
  • December 7: Reports say Bolivian president reelected
  • December 4: American botanist Lou Jost discovers world's smallest orchid
  • April 4: Interview with US political activist and philosopher Noam Chomsky
  • January 26: Bolivia's Evo Morales wins referendum on a new leftist constitution
  • July 9: Bolivia road crash leaves at least 47 dead
  • February 2: No fatalities as Boeing 727 crash lands in Bolivia
  • January 9: Canupa Gluha Mani speaks about Lakota Oyate, Lakota freedom
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