Definition of Bolivia in English:


proper noun

  • A landlocked country in South America; population 11,700,000 (estimated 2015); languages, Spanish (official), Aymara, and Quechua; capital, La Paz; legal capital and seat of the judiciary, Sucre.

Bolivia's chief topographical feature is the altiplano, the high central plateau between the eastern and western chains of the Andes. Following Pizarro's defeat of the Incas the country became part of Spain's American empire. It was freed from Spanish rule in 1825, but has suffered continually from political instability


Named after Simón Bolívar (see Bolívar, Simón).