The Plurinational State of Bolivia, so called for its many local peoples and spoken languages, is a landlocked country located in South America. It is bordered by Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, and is situated in the center of the continent. The country is named after the 19th century liberator Simon Bolivar, and Bolivia gained independence from Spain under his leadership on 6 August 1825. Bolivia has a population of just over 10 million, making it the world's 82nd largest country as of July 2014. The government of Bolivia operates under a republican system, and President Evo Morales was reelected to a second and final five-year term on 12 October 2014. The current Bolivian constitution, ratified 7 February 2009, defines the country as a Social Unitarian State.

General Information
Official Name: 
Plurinational State of Bolivia, Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
Capitol: 
La Paz, Sucre
Population: 
11,246,000
Languages: 
Spanish, Indigenous languages
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
1,098,581
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1825
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$33.616 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$5,616 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
6.50 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.67
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
53.00
Unemployment: 
3.20%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Landlocked Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
CAN/ACN: Andean Community of Nations
CD: Community of Democracies
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
LAES/SELA: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
ALADI/LAIA: Latin American Integration Association
MercoSur: Southern Common Market
OAS: Organization of American States
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
UNASUR: Union of South American Nations
Union Latina
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSTAH: UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNFICYP: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
801 Second Ave, 4th Floor, Room 402
New York, NY 10017
(212) 682-8132
(212) 687-4642
bolivia@un.int
Nearest Transit Stop: 
Grand Central 42nd Street
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