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|Date of Independence:|
|21 July 1847|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|28 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|82 of 242 in the World|
Bolivia is landlocked and Brazil forms its eastern border; its other neighbors are Peru and Chile on the west and Argentina and Paraguay on the south. The western part, enclosed by two chains of the Andes, is a great plateau—the Altiplano, with an average altitude of 12,000 ft (3,658 m). Almost half the population lives on the plateau, which contains Oruro, Potosí, and La Paz. The Oriente, a lowland region ranging from rain forests to grasslands, comprises the northern and eastern two-thirds of the country. Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of 12,507 ft (3,812 m), is the highest commercially navigable body of water in the world.
The country is located between 58° to 69° western geographic longitude and 10° to 23° southern geographic latitude and has an area of 1.098.578 square kilometres (682.727 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital, Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary), are about 65°15′ W and 19°03′ S. La Paz is the seat of the government and the latitude and longitude are about 68°09′ W and 16°31′ S.
Further National Information
BBC News Profile: Bolivia
World Travel Guide – South America – Bolivia
wikipedia: History of Bolivia
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / Bolivia
Governments on the WWW: Bolivia
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Bolivia.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
The registration prefix ‘C-B’ was used from 1919 to 1929, with numerical registrations.
The registration prefix ‘CB-‘ was used from 1929 to 1954; eg:CB-VAAA to CB-VZZZ.
The registration prefix ‘CP-‘ is used from 1954 to present; eg:CP-1 to CP-9999.
All-time Bolivia – civil aircraft register (C-Bnn CB-nnn CP-nnn).
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Military Air Arms
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – a helicopter medical rescue is provided by the Air Force
Police Aviation (Servicio Aeropolicial)
Aero Service Bolivia
Alas del Sur
Boliviana de Aviación
Compania Boliviana de Transporte Aereo Privado Aerosur SA (Aerosur)
North East Bolivian Airways (NEBA)
Servicio Aereo Vargas Espana (SAVE)
To be added
None at present
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
None at present
Key Airshow Dates
Magazines Guide for Bolivia
Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)
Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
Texan and Harvards in Latin America (Dan Hagedorn)
Aircraft of the Chaco War 1928-1935 (Dan Hagedorn / Antonio L. Sapienza)
World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)
Military Balance (IISS)
World Air Power Journal 31, p.144-146