Posted on: September 28, 2016 Posted by: Thomas Walker Comments: 0
Flattest country

People who like to walk on up, feel dizzy heights or prefer avirozar the horizon too high without any obstructions affecting the experience interested to know that the flattest country in the world is Bolivia .

That does not mean that Bolivia is constituted by a monotonous and boring terrain: in it we find the Altiplano, the Amazon plains, dry valleys, the Yungas and Chiquitano mountains; although, despite the variety of geographical contrasts, Bolivia lacks costs in the ocean.

Its 1,098,581 kilometers in area extending from the central Andes, passing by the Chaco to the Amazon. It is also one of the countries with greatest biodiversity in the world.

Flattest country
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And it has the longest salt flat in the world: Uyuni is a salt deposit of more than 10,500 square meters long and the largest reserve of lithium in the world. It is located about 3,650 meters altitude in the Department of Potosi, Bolivia Altiplano, the Cordillera de los Andes.

Salting hosts 64,000 million tons of salt. And the sunlight on the wet surface leaving the soil becomes wet season in a reflector which makes it difficult to figure out where the land begins and where the horizon.

The road of death

Despite being so flat, in Bolivia also we find what is surely the most dangerous road in the world. Yungas road is called, although the locals and traffic authorities have given the affectionate nickname of “the road of death”.

The carrtera has 69 kilometers, four meters wide excavated in the rock (although most sections do not reach or three meters), a height of 3 600, an unstable wall hanging vines to one side and a precipice 300 meters to the other a precipice devoid of guardrails or any other security measure; and each day the cross trucks and flames.

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Other curiosities

About 60% of the population is indigenous or native Bolivia, the highest percentage of America.

The ruins of Tiwanaku were declared Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity? These ruins are a prehistoric city located 70 kilometers from La Paz and more than 3,800 meters above sea level.

Laguna Verde located in the region of Potosi is at the foot of Licancabur volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. The green color of the lagoon is due to the large amount of magnesium in its salty waters.

Bolivia is one of the wettest countries in the world: the annual rainfall is over 5,000 mm. The sanctuary of the world’s largest butterfly found in Bolivia.