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    Bolivia Geography - 1990

      Total area: 1,098,580 km2
      land area: 1,084,390 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than three times the size of Montana

      Land boundaries: 6,743 km total; Argentina 832 km, Brazil 3,400 km, Chile 861 km, Paraguay 750 km, Peru 900 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: has wanted a sovereign corridor to the South Pacific Ocean since the Atacama area was lost to Chile in 1884; dispute with Chile over Rio Lauca water rights

      Climate: varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid

      Terrain: high plateau, hills, lowland plains

      Natural resources: tin, natural gas, crude oil, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron ore, lead, gold, timber

      Land use: 3% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 25% meadows and pastures; 52% forest and woodland; 20% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: cold, thin air of high plateau is obstacle to efficient fuel combustion; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

      Note: landlocked; shares control of Lago Titicaca, world's highest navigable lake, with Peru

      NOTE: The information regarding Bolivia on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bolivia Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bolivia Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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