Bolivia is famous for its capital La Paz, the city of Potosi, the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, Lake Titicaca, Yungas Road, the Madidi National Park and the partially excavated pre-Incan city of Tiwanaku. The country also contains a rich cultural heritage which stems from the fact that 55 percent of the country's population is composed of indigenous people.Know More
Bolivia's capital of La Paz is the highest capital city in the world at 11,975 feet above sea level. The city of Potosi is the highest city in the world at 13,400 feet above sea level. The city is renown for the silver mines located in the Cerro Rico hills above Potosi. The oldest colonial church in Bolivia, the Church of San Francisco, was built in 1547 and can also be found in the city of Potosi.
The salt flats of Salar de Uyuni are nearly 4,000 square miles and boast structures that are made entirely out of salt bricks. Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America, and its shores are the resting place of the pre-Incan city of Tiwanaku. The partially buried city was supposedly home to between 15,000 and 30,000 people.
The Yungas road is well known as the most dangerous road on the planet and runs from La Paz to the Amazonian town of Coroico in northern Bolivia. Finally, the Madidi National Park covers nearly 7,000 square miles and is said to be home to nearly 11 percent of the worlds 9,000 bird species.Learn more about South America
Argentina is bordered by Bolivia for 582 miles, Brazil for 785 miles, Chile for 4,158 miles, Paraguay for 1,573 miles and Uruguay for 336 miles. The South Atlantic Ocean also borders Argentina for 3,100 miles.Full Answer >
Today it's not as deadly as it sounds, but the journey down the 40-mile Yungas Road in Bolivia once claimed nearly 200 to 300 lives per year due to its treacherous terrain. For years it was one of the only major routes between Bolivia's capital, La Paz, and the Amazonian city of Coroico. It was mostly single-laned, had no guardrails and clung to cliffs of up to 2,000 feet.Full Answer >
Paraguay is a country located in the center of South America; it is bordered by Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. Paraguay is a landlocked country; the only other landlocked country in South America is Bolivia. As of 2013, the country had one of the highest rates of economic growth in South America. It had a population of 6.8 million in 2013.Full Answer >
The two South American countries that are landlocked are Bolivia and Paraguay. Although neither country has a sea coast, they both have several rivers.Full Answer >