Thursday, September 27, 2007

Some stats...

Here are some stats on Bolivia.

Full name: Republic of Bolivia
Population: 9.1 million (UN, 2005)
Capital: Sucre (official), La Paz (administrative)
Largest city: Santa Cruz
Area: 1.1 million sq km (424,164 sq miles)
Major languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, Guarani
Major religion: Christianity (something like 92% Roman Catholic-kp).
Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 boliviano = 100 centavos
Main exports: Soyabeans, natural gas, zinc, gold, silver, lead, tin, antimony, wood, sugar
President: Evo Morales (Socialist)

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Monday, September 17, 2007


Well, I now have a blog. (Just thought I'd state the obvious). I decided to start a blog because I will be heading off to Bolivia *LORD willing* in a few months for a very long time. Since I think it will be one of the best experiences of my entire life, I thought I'd keep you all up to speed (since it's not likely that I'll see any of you there-though that would be cool).