Twice the size of France, Bolivia holds a very important
diversity of natural areas.
The actual geographical map of the
country has been drawn by different conflicts that opposed Bolivia through time
to its neighbors. Before its present independence, the country suffered at
several times the amputation of parts of its territory, the most important loss
was its access to the sea for the benefit of its Chilean neighbor. This
national frustration continue to be subject to untiring claims from the
government of La Paz.
By going down from the heights, the south Andean valleys are as far to the Andes as to the Amazon. Present between 500 and 2500 m, there is a humid climate, hot and a luxurious vegetation, where plants such as coffee, Indian corn, wheat and grape. The region in the north of La Paz is called Yungas.Then we arrive to the Oriente, the oriental part that in reality extends on almost all the Bolivian territory (about 70%).