Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982.
Bolivia is landlocked; Bolivia shares control of Lago Titicaca, world's highest navigable lake (elevation 3,805 m / 12,550 ft), with Peru.
The capital of Bolivia is La Paz (seat of government); Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary)
The administrative divisions of Bolivia are: 9 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Beni, Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Pando, Potosi, Santa Cruz, Tarija
Bolivian Independence: 6 August 1825 (from Spain)
Bolivia National holiday: Independence Day, 6 August (1825)
The international dialling code for Bolivia is 591.