Bolivia Genealogy

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Guide to Bolivia ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.

Country Information

Bolivia is a country in South America bordered by Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official language is Spanish.[1]

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Departments and Provinces

The territory of Bolivia, politically and administratively, is divided into 9 departments, 112 provinces, 339 municipalities and original indigenous peasant territories.

Departments: Provinces:
La Paz
Santa Cruz

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bolivia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 4 May 2016.

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