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K.A Former Pupils Worldwide

If you are a former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy
and you currently live or work in this country (or have lived in it for a period of time), then e-mail us at kaworldwide@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with your details. The essential details are: your name; the years you attended Kilmarnock Academy; where in the country you live or work (if you no longer live or work in this country, please state the years you were in residence there).

If you want to - and it does make things a lot more interesting - you can also provide us with a brief account of a favourite place or fond memory or favourite anecdote or local customs or local cuisine (or anything else about this country that you'd like to share with us). You can, if you wish, also include one or two photographs of places you lived in or visited during your stay in this country.


K.A. International - Worldwide Learning Network
If you know of a school in this country (possibly one that your own children have attended) that would be interested in developing links and engaging in joint projects with pupils at K.A., then please e-mail kaworldwide@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with contact details. You can get more information on this initiative by clicking here.

N. McIlvanney 2005

K.A Former Pupils in Bolivia

Name                                                   Years attended K.A.                                   Area, City or Town of Residence



K.A. Pupils' Postcards
If you are a pupil or former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy
and you have visited this country, then e-mail us at postcard@kilmarnockacademy.co.uk with your details. The essential details are: your name; the years you attended Kilmarnock Academy; where in the country you visited.

If you want to - and it does make this page a lot more worthwhile - you can also provide us with a brief account of a favourite place or fond memory or unusual experience or local customs or local cuisine or first impressions or lasting impressions. (You can, if you wish, also include one or two photographs of a place you visited in this country).


N. McIlvanney 2005

K.A Pupils' Postcards from Bolivia

Name                                                   Years attended K.A.                                    Area, City or Town Visited


Country (long form)
Republic of Bolivia
Capital
La Paz (seat of government); Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary)
Total Area
424,164.11 sq mi
1,098,580.00 sq km
Population
8,152,620 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
13,772,819
Languages
Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara (official)
Literacy
83.1% total, 90.5% male, 76% female (1995 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist)
Life Expectancy
61.19 male, 66.34 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
Republic
Currency
1 boliviano ($B) = 100 centavos
GDP (per capita)
$3,000 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
agriculture N/A%, industry N/A%, services N/A%
Industry
mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing
Agriculture
soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; timber
Arable Land
2%
Exports
soybeans, natural gas, zinc, gold, wood
Imports
capital goods, raw materials and semi-manufactures, chemicals, petroleum, food
Natural Resources
tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydropower
Current Environmental Issues
the clearing of land for agricultural purposes and the international demand for tropical timber are contributing to deforestation; soil erosion from overgrazing and poor cultivation methods (including slash-and-burn agriculture); desertification; loss of biodiversity; industrial pollution of water supplies used for drinking and irrigation
Telephones (main lines in use)
368,874 (1996)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
7,229 (1995)
Internet Service Provider
s (ISPs)
5 (1999)