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South American republic, founded 1825, named for Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), statesman and soldier.
Republic in western South America, bordered by Chile and Peru to the west, Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, and Argentina to the south. Sucre is its constitutional capital and its largest city; La Paz is its administrative capital.
Note: Simón Bolívar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spanish rule.
Note: The Bolivian government has long fought widespread drug production and trafficking in the country.