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Have you ever been fascinated with myth, legends, and the mysteries of South American Indian cultural treasures, Bolivia is a treasure trove of ancient wisdom and a visit to this country would not only help you discover all the good things but also feel very satisfied and stress free. This country resembles the Tibetan Plateau in many ways.There are a lot of good lakes that are very famous here.The churches and the a picturesque skyline dominated by the Illimani, a the sapphire azimuth, La Paz's ruins and the ancient foundations of the church of St. Augustine stand testimony to the history of this country.

Business and Economy

Bolivia is considered to be one of the most poorest and down trodden country and least developed Latin American countries, made considerable progress in the 1990s toward the development of a market-oriented economy.The only fame of succeesss that the country witnessed is under President SANCHEZ DE LOZADA (1993-97) which included the signing of a free trade agreement with Mexico, as well as the privatization of the state airline, telephone company, railroad, electric power company, and oil company.

Major Cities

The major cities in Bolivia are as follows La Paz,Cochabamba,El Alto,Oruro,Santa Cruz.

Fact Sheet

GDP-purchasing power parity - $20.88 billion (2003 est.)
GDP - real growth rate: 2.1% (2003 est.)
GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $2,400 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 20%
industry: 20%
services: 60% (2002 est.)
Population below poverty line: 70% (1999 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: 1.3%
highest 10%: 32% (1999)
Distribution of family income - Gini index: 58.9 (1997)
Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2% (2001 est.)
Labor force: 2.5 million (2001)
Labor force - by occupation: agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%
Unemployment rate: 7.6%
Budget: revenues: $4 billion
expenditures: $4 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (2002 est.)
Industries: mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing
Agriculture - products: soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; timber
Exports: $1.495 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Exports - commodities: soybeans, natural gas, zinc, gold, wood (2000)
Exports - partners: Brazil 24.3%, Switzerland 15.7%, US 14.1%, Venezuela 12.8%, Colombia 10.2%, Peru 5.4% (2002)
Imports: $1.505 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Imports - commodities: capital goods, raw materials and semi-manufactures, chemicals, petroleum, food
Imports - partners: Brazil 22%, Argentina 17.4%, US 15.6%, Chile 6.9%, Japan 5.5%, Peru 5.4%, China 4.8% (2002)
Debt - external: $5.9 billion (2002 est.)
Economic aid - recipient: $588 million (1997)
Currency: boliviano (BOB)
Currency code: BOB
Exchange rates: bolivianos per US dollar - 7.66 (2003), 7.17 (2002), 6.61 (2001), 6.18 (2000), 5.81 (1999)
Fiscal year: calendar year

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