The Bolivians lived under Spanish rule for almost 300 years, however, in 1809 they declared their independence. They fought the Spanish for another 16 years until they became the Republic of Bolivia on August 6, 1825. The country was named after the great liberator and general Simon Bolivar.
Who lived in Bolivia first?
Prior to the Spanish conquest, the Andean province of Qullasuyu was a part of the Inca empire, while the northern and eastern lowlands were inhabited by independent nomadic tribes. Spanish conquistadors, arriving from Cuzco and Asunción took control of the region in the 16th century.
Are Bolivians white?
European Bolivians are a minority ethnic group in Bolivia, accounting for 5% of the country’s population. An additional 68% of the population is mestizo, having mixed European and indigenous ancestry.
Which country is named after a king?
Sovereign countries named after people
|Country||Source of name|
|Dominican Republic||Saint Dominic|
|El Salvador||Jesus (literally, The Saviour)|
|Eswatini (Swaziland)||King Mswati II|