Bolivia Geography

Wonderful country Bolivia is situated in the central part of the Southern America. It boarders with Brazil on the north, with Paraguay – on the southern-east, with Chile and Peru – on the south and southern-west.

The whole territory of the country can be divided into 3 geographical zones. High upland of Al -Tiplano crosses the country from the northern-west to the southern-east, dividing mighty Andes Mountains into two chains: the west one which is called volcanic and the eastern one which is called Cordillera. Both of these chains are very popular hiking and mountain-climbing spots for tourists. Andes chains are situated 3,500 km above the sea level and open magnificent scenery to those who dare to get to the top. Nevado-Sajama, the highest peak of the country, is the top of the Cordillera chain.

Apart from mountains, Bolivia has long valleys; one of such is Uncas region that is one of the most beautiful places in the country. It is a piedmont region that separates Altipano from Llanos valleys. This picturesque area has mild subtropical climate and is covered with overgrown mountain forests and different herbs. Together with long rivers that have crystal clear water and incredible animal world this area comes to the list of most visited eco-tourist spots in the country. Uncas region has numerous hotels that are made as old wooden houses, so any tourist can feel great atmosphere of the wild nature.

Llanos – is a region of plains and valley that lie across the southern, eastern and north-southern boarders of Bolivia. Northern part of the area comes to the Amazon basin. It has breathtaking flora and fauna. Counting that only 20 % of the Amazon species has been studied, it will surprise anyone with its magnificent landscapes and inhabitants. It is also one of the last places in Bolivia where Indian tribes live freely, conversely to other Southern America’s countries, Bolivia did not persuade Indian tribes to move from the forest and did not try to socialize them.

Though the country doesn’t have an exit to the ocean it has some water places to be proud of. One of such is Rio-de-Negro which is a part of Pantanal-du-Rio-de-Negro.

Bolivia has tropical and subtropical climate in lowlands and extremely-continental in the mountain regions. The Climate in the country depends on the altitude of the place. The average temperature in summer can vary from +21-24 degrees, the average temperature in winter can be +19 in the lowlands and -1 in the highlands. Due to the close location to the equator, the difference between seasons can be hardly seen. The total difference in degrees can be estimated only in 10 degrees.

For those who enjoy warm rain – the best place to come to Bolivia is from October to March. Bolivia is indeed, a wonderful place to go- it has Andes that proudly stretch to the sky, Amazonia with evergreen forest and even uninhabited deserted southern places to visit.