Route Dakar Bolivia

  • desertdakarMotto : Unity makes the strength
  • Capital :
    • Sucre, constitutional capital city of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
    • La Paz, seat of government.
  • Population : 10,389,913 habitants (Census 2012)
  • Area : 1,098,581 km ²
  • Currency : Peso Boliviano.
  • The Bolivian elite sportsmen: Juan Carlos “Chavo” Salvatierra (motorcycle), Armin Franulic (automobile), Marco Antonio “the devil” Etcheverry, Ronald Raldes, Marcelo Martins (soccer), Bernardo Guarachi (climbing, mountaineering), Bruno Rojas (athletics)

“The Salar de Uyuni is baffling” You almost have the impression that you are running in the sky!” Were the words of Etienne Lavigne, director of Dakar, when he refers to this unique attraction, which is beautiful and magnificence. Definitely, it was the Bolivian landscape which captivated the Dakar organization to pass with the international competition through Bolivia.

Bolivia is located in central South America and has a privileged location that allows having a variety of climate and highlights, and is within the eleven countries with more biodiversity and ecosystems of the world. Bolivia bordered to the east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, southwest and west by Chile and Peru.

“Salar de Uyuni” is the icon of tourism offer of Bolivia, considered the largest salt desert of the world, with an area of 10,582 km ². It is located about 3650 meters above sea level in the southwest of Bolivia, in the province of Daniel Campos, which is in the region of Potosi. Year after year Salar de Uyuni attracts hundreds of tourists from all around the world for being a unique and amazing destination in the universe.

Today Bolivia has 9 World Heritages granted by UNESCO: the City of Potosi, the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos, the Historic City of Sucre, the Fort of Samaipata, the National Park Noel Kempff Mercado, the Spiritual and Political Center of Tiwanaku Culture, the Majestic Carnival of Oruro, the Kallawaya Culture and the Ichapekene Piesta: major festival of San Ignacio de Moxos.

The Majestic Carnival of Oruro reflecting the folkloric and cultural richness that exists in Bolivia, which was proclaimed by UNESCO as a “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”.

From: http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2014/us/route.html?3

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