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The population of Bolivar is approximately 8,000 (1999), 10325 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,812 (1990), 3970 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bolivar is 11.742 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bolivar to Washington DC is 934 miles. The distance to the Missouri state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bolivar is positioned 37.60 degrees north of the equator and 93.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Bolivar location: on Highway 13 about 25 miles north of Springfield in Southwest Missouri.

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Bolivar history:

Bolivar grew up along the Overland Stage trail. Keeling Spring, now marked by a monument, has always been an important landmark in the city. It was named for a town in Tennessee which was named for Simon Bolivar, the famous South American general.
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Bolivar attractions:

There is much recreation in and around Bolivar with fishing and hunting. It is also a center for manufacturing and commerce. While expanding and growing, Bolivar has also maintained its friendliness and its strong family values.

Bolivar is home to the main campus of Southwest Baptist University, which was founded in 1878. SBU has over 3600 students, including nearly 900 graduate students.

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