2. As you might have suspected the name of the country comes from Simon Bolivar, a mythical figure of the Spanish-American wars of independence. It is the official name since 1825 and judging by the stories and legends which have surrounded the real Bolivar all these years it is a fitting homage. A leader who was also called El Libertador, Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) was the one responsible for the liberation of territories which are nowadays Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, from Spanish domination.
3. During the course of it's history as an independent country Bolivia has had over 190 coups and revolutions.
4. The biodiversity of Bolivia is simply impressing, as about 40 percent of plants and animals can be found here. You will find literally almost one hundred species of bats, over 12 000 plants and several hundred species of fish. It also has the largest butterfly sanctuary in Santa Cruz.
5. It is forbidden by law to use Bitcoins in Bolivia.