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Bolivia 🇧🇴

Sucre

South America, Americas

Bolivia is part of Americas with capital at Sucre. Official languages are Yaminawa, Tacana, Wichí Lhamtés Nocten, Chiquitano, Pauserna, Itene, Guaraní, Canichana, Eastern Bolivian Guaraní, Yuracaré, Guarayu, Spanish, Reyesano, Aymara, Trinitario, Ignaciano, Pakawara, Leco, Itonama, Kallawaya, Baure, Araona, Ayoreo, Sirionó, Quechua, Yuki, Movima, Piro, Toromono, Cavineña, Chimane, Puquina, Uru-Chipaya, Cayuvava, Ese Ejja and Chácobo. Bolivia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-04:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

💱 Currencies Used

Bolivia uses the Bolivian boliviano (symbol: Bs.), code BOB.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 bolivianos. Boliviano is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 bolivianos and 50, 20 and 10 centavos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Bolivia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Bolivia is on average 2.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bolivia is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 99.04 BOB, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Entel, Tigo or Viva. Bolivia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bolivia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Bolivia, dial +, then 591 (the country code for Bolivia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Bolivia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

🔌 Sockets

Bolivia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type C.

🆘 Emergency

Police

110

Ambulance

165

Fire department

119

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Last updated: April 5, 2019