Bolivia: Geography#

LocationCentral South America, southwest of Brazil
Geographic Coordinates17 00 S, 65 00 W -17.0,-65.0
Area total: 1,098,581 sq km
land: 1,083,301 sq km
water: 15,280 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 7,252 km
border countries: Argentina 942 km, Brazil 3,403 km, Chile 942 km, Paraguay 753 km, Peru 1,212 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Rio Paraguay 90 m
highest point: Nevado Sajama 6,542 m
Highest Mountains Sajama 6530 m; Illimani 6460 m; Ancohuma 6430 m; Illampu 6362 m; Nevado Parinacota 6342 m
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Important Mountains
Terrainrugged Andes Mountains with a highland plateau (Altiplano), hills, lowland plains of the Amazon Basin
Natural Hazardsflooding in the northeast (March to April) volcanism: volcanic activity in Andes Mountains on the border with Chile; historically active volcanoes in this region are Irruputuncu (elev. 5,163 m), which last erupted in 1995, and Olca-Paruma
Natural Resourcetin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 3.49%
permanent crops: 0.2%
other: 96.31% (2011)
Climatevaries with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid
Irrigated Land1,282 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources622.5 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesthe clearing of land for agricultural purposes and the international demand for tropical timber are contributing to deforestation; soil erosion from overgrazing and poor cultivation methods (including slash-and-burn agriculture); desertification; loss of biodiversity; industrial pollution of water supplies used for drinking and irrigation
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Environmental Modification, Marine Life Conservation
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Santa Cruz; El Alto; La Paz; Cochabamba; Sucre
According to Geonames: Santa Cruz de la Sierra; Cochabamba; La Paz; Sucre; Oruro

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; shares control of Lago Titicaca, world's highest navigable lake (elevation 3,805 m), with Peru