Bolivia Facts – 70 Fascinating Facts About Bolivia

Interesting Facts About Bolivia

The major exporter of Brazil nuts is Bolivia and not Brazil.

The average women in Bolivia, Guatemala and Indonesia is short enough to be consider a dwarf (4’10 or under).

There’s a hotel in Bolivia made entirely of salt, complete salt beds and chairs.

Most homes in Bolivia have a dried llama fetus thrown under its foundations for luck.

A limestone cliff in Bolivia has more than 5,000 dinosaur footprints on it. It dates back to 68 million years.

There’s an oldest silver mine in Bolivia which has claimed lives of an estimated 8 million people in the past 500 years. It is known as the “Mountain that eats men” and is stilled mined with pick and shovel today.

Bolivia is named after Simon Bolivar, a military leader who led Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Peru and Bolivia to independence.

There’s a festival called Tinku in Bolivia where people beat each other for 2 or 3 days straight.

Bolivia shares some part of the Amazon rainforest.

Bolivia has had as much coups and revolutions (more than 190) in its history, as years it has been independent for.