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Bolivia, North Carolina
|• Total||0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)|
|• Land||0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||43 ft (13 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||242.14/sq mi (93.45/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0981697|
A post office called Bolivia has been in operation since 1892. The town is named after Bolivia, in South America. Bolivia was incorporated as a town in 1911.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Bolivia has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Hispanic or Latino||4||2.68%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 149 people, 71 households, and 54 families residing in the town.
The town was settled by European Americans in the 1890s and was incorporated in 1911. One theory about the name is that many boxes being shipped from the area said "Bolivia", referring to the country in South America, and the people liked that name.
National Airlines Flight 2511 blew up over Bolivia on January 6, 1960. The DC-6B was destroyed by an explosion of dynamite.
When U.S. 17 was widened to four lanes, a bypass was constructed around Bolivia; intended to improve traffic, the highway drew away visitors and retail customers, causing an economic decline in the town. In 1977, the county decided to move the county seat of Brunswick County from Southport to Bolivia. Being a center of government operations stimulated other businesses and had helped Bolivia build its businesses.
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