Saturday, 17 September 2016

BOLIVIA - Plurinational State of Bolivia Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia (Spanish) Buliwya Mamallaqta (Quechua) Wuliwya Suyu

Bolivia officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia (SpanishEstado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. One-third of the country is the Andean mountain range, with its largest city and principal economic centers located in the Altiplano.
Bolivia is named after Simón Bolívar, a leader in the Spanish American wars of independence.[10] The leader of VenezuelaAntonio José de Sucre, had been given the option by Bolívar to either keep Upper Peru (present-day Bolivia) under the newly formed Republic of Peru, to unite with the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata, or to formally declare its independence from the Viceroyalty of Peru that had dominated most of the region. Sucre opted to create a new nation and, with local support, named it in honor of Simón Bolívar.[11]
The original name was Republic of Bolívar. Some days later, congressman Manuel Martín Cruz proposed: "If from Romulus comes Rome, then from Bolívarcomes Bolivia" (Spanish: Si de Rómulo Roma, de Bolívar Bolivia). The name was approved by the Republic on 3 October 1825.[12] In 2009, a new constitution changed the country's official name to "Plurinational State of Bolivia" in recognition of the multi-ethnic nature of the country and the enhanced position of Bolivia's indigenous peoples under the new constitution.

This beautiful Registered cover sent by my good friend Austin from USA, during his vacation trip in Bolivia. The cover posted from La Paz, the capital city of Bolivia on August 19, 2016 and I received in my hands on September 19, 2016. Thank You Austin for the big help.

This nice cover sent by my good friend Jose from Bolivia. Unfortunately the post office staff not postmarked the stamps. The cover posted on August 28, 2016 and I received in my hands on September 20, 2016. Thank You Jose for the nice cover.

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