A landlocked country of western South America. Once a part of the Inca Empire, the area was conquered by Spain in the 16th century. The country was named after Simón Bolívar, who helped win its independence from Spain in 1825. Sucre is the legal capital and the seat of the judiciary. La Paz is the administrative center and the largest city.
Inland country in WC South America: secured independence from Spain, 1825: 424,164 sq mi (1,098,580 sq km); caps., La Paz & Sucre.
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A country in South America. Capital cities: Sucre (constitutional capital), La Paz (seat of government). Largest city: Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Official name: Plurinational State of Bolivia.
Origin of bolivia
From Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan statesman; Bolívar's own name derives from the village of Bolibar in Spanish Biscay. Its name comes from the Basque bolu ("windmill") and ibar ("valley").
Bolivia Sentence Examples
by Bolivia and Paraguay, E.
During those ten years of recovery on the part of Bolivia from the effects of the war, the presidency was held by Dr Pacheco, who succeeded Campero, and held office for the full term; by Dr Aniceto Arce, who held it until 1892, and by Dr Mariano Baptista, his successor.
The discovery, however, of secret negotiations between Bolivia and Argentina caused Chile to change its conciliatory attitude.
Bolivia was in no position to venture upon hostilities or to compel the Chileans to make concessions, and the final settlement of the boundary dispute between Argentina and Chile deprived the Bolivians of the hope of obtaining the support of the Argentines.
A treaty was accordingly ratified in 1905, which was in many ways advantageous to Bolivia, though the republic was compelled to cede to Chile the maritime provinces occupied by the latter power since the war of 1881, and to do without a seaport.