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Revision as of 13:04, 29 July 2010

Bolivia: World Factbook, 2009[1]


1 083 301 sq km


9 775 246 (July 2009 est.)


Spanish, Quechua, Aymara


Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%


Quechua 30%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 30%, Aymara 25%, white 15%[1]

Groups Associated with MWC

6 (2006)[2]

Membership in MWC Affiliated Churches

15 417 (2006)[2]

Bolivia is a country in South America bordered by Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru. Two-thirds of its population is made up of indigenous people. The majority of Bolivians are low-income subsistence farmers, miners,small traders or artisans.

Bolivia is the world´s foremost producer of tin, and also one of the largest sources of coca. bolivia has also substantial natural gas reserves.

In 2005, the Bolivian people elected their first indigenous president in Bolivian and South American history, the coca sindicalist Evo Morales from the political party Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS). Under his presidency, Bolivia elaborated a new constitution which focused on environmental and indigenous population rights, as a response to years of neoliberal systems of the last decades that drove the country to economic colapse and social disrupt in the 80s and 90s.  

Anabaptist-Related Groups in Bolivia

In 2006 there were six Anabaptist-related groups affiliated with Mennonite World Conference as well as various independent congregations and colonies.[3]

Electronic Resources

Annotated Bibliography

External Links

Bolivia on Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.

Archives and Libraries


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bolivia," CIA World Factbook. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bl.html (accessed 6 August 2009).
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2006 Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership," Mennonite World Conference. http://www.mwc-cmm.org/en15/PDF-PPT/2006mbictotal.pdf (accessed 23 December 2009).
  3. "2006 Mennonite World Conference Directory for Caribbean, Central and South America," Mennonite World Conference. http://www.mwc-cmm.org/en15/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=16 (accessed 22 June 2009).