Hi. My name is Loréna. I am twelve years old and I really enjoy life at the moment. I speak Spanish,
English and Aymara (local language) and I learn all these from my neighborhood and school.
I come from a little country in South America called Bolivia. Its area comparative could be compared
to Montana if it was about 3 times less than that size. It borders Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and
Peru. It is a landlocked country (doesn't have a coastline). Its climate varies with altitude (since
Bolivia has high lands and low lands). It can range from humid and tropical to cold and semiarid. The
lowest peak in Bolivia is Rio Paraguay - 90 meters and the highest peak is Nevado Sajama - 6,542 meters.
Here are some of the natural resources in Bolivia: tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten,
antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber and hydropower. There can be some natural hazards here,
one of the most dangerous is probably the flooding in the north-east (March to April).
An interesting fact about Bolivia is that it shares control of Lake Titicaca the world's highest
navigable lake, with Peru and also, speaking our capital city is the highest in the world because of the elevation.
Bolivia's population estimates around 9,000,000. There are lots of ethnic groups in Bolivia, here
are just a few: Quechua 30%, Mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 30%, Aymara 25%, White 15%.
Most of the people in Bolivia are Roman Catholics. Some languages you could hear in Bolivia are Spanish
(official language), Quechua and Aymara. The currency they use in Bolivia is the boliviano.
Bolivia produces a lot of agricultural products such as soybeans, coffee, cotton, corn, sugarcane,
rice, potatoes and timber.
The capital of Bolivia is La Paz. It is probably the most economical city in Bolivia whereas many
other places in Bolivia are poor. Statistically Bolivia is one of the poorest and least developed Latin
American countries. It will remain highly dependent on foreign aid unless and until it can develop it
substantial natural resources.
Bolivia may not be the richest country in the world, but I think it's the best.