A Brief Look of Bolivia

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Our world consists of some of the most breath taking and utterly amazing countries. South America contains many of those extraordinary countries and the country of Bolivia is at the top of the list. Not only is the country of Bolivia gorgeous, but its’ geography is extraordinary and diverse. Geography can be defined as more than just a name or location, but further more it is the reason why things differentiate from place to place on Earth’s surface. It is even more defined as “the study of how observable spatial patterns evolved through time.” Bolivia’s geography consists of mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, plateaus, volcanoes, and so much more. It is a country that has so much to offer and can sometimes be overlooked. People can learn a lot from Bolivia’s culture, history, government, and most importantly the geography. Bolivia is in the west-central portion of South America. Bolivia is said to be a landlocked country and has been this way since it lost its’ Pacific Coast territory to Chile in the War of the Pacific between 1879-1884.2 Thankfully some of Bolivia’s neighboring countries have granted Bolivia access to the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Those neighboring countries that border Bolivia include: Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and finally Peru to the northwest.3 Much of Bolivia is said to be considered highland country. This means that elevated mountainous plateaus, hills, and
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