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Capital: La Paz (administrative capital), Sucre (constitutional capital)
Government type: republic
Location: Central South America, southwest of Brazil.
Area: land: 1,084,390 sq km
Climate: varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid
Terrain: rugged Andes Mountains with a highland plateau (Altiplano), hills, lowland plains of the Amazon Basin.
Population: 9,119,152 (July 2007 est.)
Ethnic groups: Quechua 30%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 30%, Aymara 25%, white 15%
Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%
Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara (official)