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A landlocked country of western South America. Once a part of the Inca Empire, the area was conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The country was named after Simón Bolívar, who helped win its independence from Spain in 1825. Sucre is the legal capital and the seat of the judiciary. La Paz is the administrative center and the largest city.
Bo·liv′i·an adj. & n.
(Placename) an inland republic in central S America: original Aymará Indian population conquered by the Incas in the 13th century; colonized by Spain from 1538; became a republic in 1825; consists of low plains in the east, with ranges of the Andes rising to over 6400 m (21 000 ft) and the Altiplano, a plateau averaging 3900 m (13 000 ft) in the west; contains some of the world's highest inhabited regions; important producer of tin and other minerals. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: boliviano. Capital: La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial). Pop: 10 461 053 (2013 est). Area: 1 098 580 sq km (424 260 sq miles)
Bo•liv•i•a(bəˈlɪv i ə, boʊ-)
a republic in W South America. 7,982,850; 404,388 sq. mi. (1,047,364 sq. km). Caps.: La Paz and Sucre.
Bo•liv′i•an, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Bolivia - a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain|
CNPZ, Nestor Paz Zamora Commission, ELN, National Liberation Army - a terrorist organization in Bolivia that acts as an umbrella for numerous small indigenous subversive groups; a revival of a group with Marxist-Leninist ideologies originally established by Che Guevara in the 1960s
EGTK, Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army - a terrorist group that is the remnants of the original Bolivian insurgents trained by Che Guevara; attacks small unprotected targets such as power pylons or oil pipelines or government buildings
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
capital of Bolivia, La Paz - capital city in western Bolivia and the administrative seat of Bolivia's government; largest city in Bolivia
Santa Cruz - a city in central Bolivia
Sucre - the judicial capital and seat of the judiciary in Bolivia
Ancohuma - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)
Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
Illampu - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,870 feet high)
Illimani - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
Sajama - a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high)
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
Bolivian - a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
|2.||bolivia - a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded|
Bolivia[bəˈlɪvɪə] N → Bolivia f
Bolivia[bəˈlɪviə] n → Bolivie f
n → Bolivien nt