ABOUT BOLIVIABolivia is a beautiful, geographically diverse, multiethnic, and democratic country in the heart of South America. It is surrounded by Brazil to the northeast, Peru to the northwest, Chile to the southwest, Argentina and Paraguay to the south. It shares with Peru control of Lake Titicaca (''Lago Titicaca''), the world's highest navigable lake (elevation 3,805 m). Sometimes referred to as the Tibet of the Americas, Bolivia is one of the most "remote" countries in the western hemisphere; except for the navigable Paraguay River stretching to the distant Atlantic, Bolivia and Paraguay are the only two landlocked nations in the Americas. It is also the most indigenous country in the Americas, with 60% of its population being of pure Native American ancestry.
Tiwanaku is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia, South America. Tiwanaku is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire, flourishing as the ritual and administrative capital of a major state power for approximately five hundred years.
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Salar de Uyuni
The world’s largest salt flat, measuring just over 4,000 square miles, Salar de Uyuni is the remnants of a giant prehistoric lake near the Andes. More than 25 times larger than the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in the US, Salar de Uyuni contains more than 10 billion tons of salt, of which just 25,000 tons are extracted annually. It also holds half the world’s stock of Lithium."