The name od the State is Bolivia, in honor of the Libertador Simón Bolivar.
Through Supreme Decree Nº 0048, of March 18th 2009, complying with what was established by Constitution, it was decided that in all public and private events, diplomatic relations as well as official correspondence at a national and international level the following denomination should be used:
Plurinational State of Bolivia
Capital and Seat of Government
- Sucre is the Capital of Bolivia.
The “General Assembly of Deputies of the Alto Perú Provinces” , of August 6th 1825, was carried out at the "Casa de la Libertad " in the city of Sucre in the Department of Chuquisaca through which Bolivia was declared independent, adopting the name “Republic of Bolivar” a name that was changed afterwards.
Sucre also currently houses the majority of republican history of the State, including among others:
The Casa the la Libertad or Freedom House the place where Bolivia’s independence was gestated;
The The Royal and Pontifical Major University of Saint Francis Xavier of Chuquisaca, the second oldest university in the Americas;
The Plurinational Judicial Branch;
The National Archives of Bolivia;
The Gran Mariscal de Sucre Theater, that housed the Constituent Assembly that drafted the current Constitution.
- La Paz is the Seat of Government.
The city of La Paz houses the Executive, Legislative and Electoral branches. In this city many national institutions, historical buildings and museums can be found it has also been witness of different accounts of historical national relevance.