Bolivia
La Unión es la Fuerza - "Unity is Strength"
Motto of Bolivia

National symbols of Bolivia

Bolivia is a small country located in the middle of South America between Peru, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. The country’s capital, La Paz, is the highest capital in the world which is 3500 m above sea level. The official language is Spanish, while the currency used is called Boliviano. Bolivian demographic consists of Mestizos (mixed Native and White), Native Bolivian, and White Bolivian. The folk is predominantly Christian, Catholic, and Protestant. On the other hand, the country code is +591, and the official domain is “bo.”

“Unity Is Strength” is the motto of Bolivia which was used mainly during the Independence war of Bolivia in the early 19th century. The Declaration of Independence on the 6th of August 1825 is still celebrated as the national day. Simon Bolivar, the leading commander of the Latin American side of the war, is considered the father of the country. Red, yellow, and green are Bolivia’s national colors, and the flag consists of the same colors. The coat of arms features an Andean Condor and llama, the national animals, along with the Bolivian flags. Bolivians consider Sebastian Agreda, the commander of many battles and the 7th president of the country, as the national hero.

Llamas are the national symbol of Bolivia, along with Andean Condors as the national birds found in the emblem. Cantua buxifolia is one of the strongest country symbols. Also, they are the national flowers endemic to Bolivia with their pink flowers, and the national trees are the Breadfruit Trees that grow in any part of the country. Garcinia humilis is the national fruit that resembles mangosteen. Saltena, a type of pie, is the special national dish, and the Singani is the national drink, an alcoholic beverage made from grapes. The dance of agile and athletic movements, Caporales, is the folkloric dance of Bolivians, while the folkloric dress is called Pollera, a colorful outer skirt.

Luciano Duran Böger is the national poet, while the Charango, a type of guitar, is the unique instrument of the country. Like most Latin American countries, Bolivian love football, which is the most-watched sport nationwide. Lastly, the national airline is called Boliviana de Aviacion.

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