Description: The Physical Map of Bolivia showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Bolivia is officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia. It is a land-locked country situated in the western South America. It is bordered by Brazil to its north-east, Paraguay as well as Argentina to its south, Chile to its southwest, and Peru to its west.
The topography exhibits great variety of climates and terrains. Bolivia consists of a very high level of biodiversity along with several eco-regions such as the Altiplano, the Amazon rainforests, dry and arid valleys, and the tropical savannas of Chiquitania.
Bolivia can be divided into three physiographic regions:
The Andean region in the south-west of the region, spans along 30% of the territory, spread over 307,000 square kilometres. This area is situated at a height of about 3,000 metres. It is located between two major Andean chains of the Cordillera Central as well as the Cordillera Occidental. The Lake Titicaca is also located in the Cordillera Central. It is proclaimed as the highest commercially navigable lake of the world.
The Sub-Andean region is located in the south-central region of the country. It is a region betweenthe plains of the llanos in the east and the Altiplano. This region encompasses most of the valleys in Bolivia as well as the Yungas region. It has a distinguished temperate climate.
The Llanos region in the north-east consists of 60% of the Bolivian territory. It is situated in the north of the Cordillera Central and extends towards the Paraguay River. It is a flat region with small plateaus, covered with widespread rain forests.
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