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Bolivia

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BOLIVIA
BOLIVIA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Bolivia - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

591

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

BOL

Internet country code

BO

GRC Country Code

BOL

Bolivia - Number format

   1.234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Bolivia - Date formats

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   dd/mm/yyyy

Bolivia - Languages

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Language map External

The official languages are Spanish External (3 483 700 speakers), Quechua External (2 898 983 speakers of two different forms) and Aymará External (1 785 000 speakers). Spanish is not as dominant as in other South-American countries and Indian-language addresses will be found in databases.

42 other languages are spoken. The most widespread of these are: Chiquitano External (30 000 speakers) and German (160 000 speakers).

Personal names in Bolivia

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Personal names are built in the same way as in Spain. Please refer to the chapter on Spain for details.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Bolivia - Company legal forms

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Bolivian company types include:

   Comandita Simple
   Joint stock company
   Joint venture company
   Sociedad Anónima
   Sociedad Colectiva (General partnership)
   Sociedad Limitada (Limited liability Company)
   Stock company

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Bolivia - Address format

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Addresses are written in the following format:

   Recipient name
   {thoroughfare type[]}Thoroughfare name[, ]house number
   SETTLEMENT

For example:

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The address may also be written without the comma after the thoroughfare name.

When addresses are written in Spanish, calle, the Spanish word for street, is rarely written. The Spanish thoroughfare type, when included, is written before, and separately from, the thoroughfare name. It should be written with the first letter in lower case.

Addresses may also be found written in Quechua or Aymará.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Bolivia - Post office box

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This is written Casilla de Correo, or CC, or Casilla Postale, or Apartado Postale in Bolivia. Cajón Postal, "postal drawer", may also be found.

Bolivia - Postal codes

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Bolivia currently has no postal code system.

Bolivia - Postal code format

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Bolivia - Postal code specifics

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Bolivia - Postal code regular expression

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Bolivia - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Bolivia

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Place names may be found in one of the indigenous languages.

Refer to Exonyms in Bolivia for full lists of place names in Bolivia in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http:www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Bolivia - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Bolivia has 9 departments External (departamentos, singular - departamento), not used in addresses:

    Beni External  
    Chuquisaca External
    Cochabamba External
    La Paz External
    Oruro External
    Pando External
    Potosí External
    Santa Cruz External
    Tarija External

Sucre is Súkre in Icelandic.

Telephone numbers in Bolivia

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Bolivian area codes have a single digit when called from abroad. Subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers have the area code 7.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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