Republic of Bolivia
National anthem of Bolivia
National Anthem of Bolivia
The national anthem of Bolivia (Himno Nacional de Bolivia), also known as Bolivianos, el Hado Propicio
(Bolivians, a most Favorable Destiny) was adopted in 1851. Its lyrics are by a signer of both the Bolivian Declaration of Independence and the first Bolivian Constitution, José Ignacio de Sanjinés. The music was composed by an Italian, Leopoldo Benedetto Vincenti.
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Map of Bolivia
Basic information on Bolivia
Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor majority. However, since taking office, his controversial strategies have exacerbated racial and economic tensions between the Amerindian populations of the Andean west and the non-indigenous communities of the eastern lowlands.
||Central South America, southwest of Brazil
||9,119,152 (July 2007 est.)
||three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with the coat of arms centered on the yellow band
note: similar to the flag of Ghana, which has a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band