Republic of Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America.
It is bordered by Brazil on the north and east,
Paraguay and Argentina on the south, and Chile and Peru on
the west. However, it does have access to the Atlantic via the
Paraguay river. The west of Bolivia is situated in the Andes
mountain range, with the highest peak, Nevado del Sajama at 6,542
Bolivian culture has many Inca, Aymara and other indigenous influences in religion, music and clothing, depending upon the region of the country, isolation of the cultures and contact with European (Spanish) culture. Bolivia is full of a variety of festivals, including special dance celebrations, such as the Carnaval de Oruro.