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Plurinational State of Bolivia (Bolivia)

Bolivia

Also known as: Bolivien (Deutsch), Bolivia (español, Italiano, latine), la Bolivie (français), Boliwia (polski), Bolívia (Português), 玻利維亞 (正體中文), ボリビア (日本語)

Continent: South America

Capital: Sucre

Area: 1,083,301 km²

Population: 11,138,234

Patron Saints: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July 16), St. Francis Solano

Religions: Roman Catholic 76.8%, Evangelical and Pentecostal 8.1%, Protestant 7.9%, other 1.7%, none 5.5%

Languages: Spanish (official) 60.7%, Quechua (official) 21.2%, Aymara (official) 14.6%, foreign languages 2.4%, Guarani (official) 0.6%, other native languages 0.4%, none 0.1%

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 68%, indigenous 20%, white 5%, cholo/chola 2%, black 1%, other 1%, unspecified 3% ; 44% of respondents indicated feeling part of some indigenous group, predominantly Quechua or Aymara

Motto: La Unión es la Fuerza (Spanish) (Unity is Strength)

Neighbouring Countries: Chile Chile, ← Peru Peru, → Brazil Brazil, ↘ Paraguay Paraguay, ↓ Argentina Argentina


Circumscriptions (18): Metr. Archdioceses (4), Dioceses (6), Territorial Prelatures (2), Military Ordinariates (1), Apostolic Vicariates (5)


Roman Rite (18): Aiquile, Camiri, Cochabamba, Corocoro, Coroico, El Alto, El Beni, La Paz, Ñuflo de Chávez, Obispado Castrense de Bolivia, Oruro, Pando, Potosí, Reyes, San Ignacio de Velasco, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, Tarija


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (0 electors/1 total): Cardinal Toribio Ticona Porco (81)Ticona Porco (81) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (18), Basilicas Basilicas (8), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (6)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Bolivia Archbishop Angelo Accattino (52)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Epsicopal Boliviana (C.E.B.) Link Bishop Ricardo Ernesto Centellas Guzmán (56)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (76)


as of 2018.11.18

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