- Bolivia has 37 official languages.
- La Paz, Bolivia, was the first South American city to get an electricity supply. It was powered by llama dung.
- Demand for quinoa in Western nations has pushed up prices so much that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia , where quinoa is from, can no longer afford their staple crop.
- There's a hotel in Bolivia made almost entirely of salt, complete with salt beds and chairs.
- Most homes in Bolivia have a dried llama fetus thrown under its foundations for luck.
- More than 60% of Bolivia's citizens are indigenous, predominantly Quechua and Aymara.
- "Tinku" is a festival in Bolivia where people beat each other for 2 or 3 days straight.
- Landlocked Bolivia maintains a
standing navy, in preparation
- for the day it reconquers coastline
lost to Chile in the 19th Century.
- Bolivia has had as much coups and revolutions in its history (above 190) as years it has been independent for.
- At 10,582sq km in size and about 100km across, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia – the world's largest salt flat – is roughly the size of Jamaica.