Colombia

By: Riley

Government

Head of State Pres. Juan Manuel Santos. Head of Government Pres. Juan Manuel Santos. Divided into 32 states.

Economy

They sell sugarcane, cotton, rice, tobacco, and corn. They export coffee accounts, freshly cut flowers, bananas, oil, cocaine, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, textiles, and chemicals

Captital

The capital of Colombia is Bogota.

Population

Live in the West side of the country, They have a have mixed cultures like Spanish, Indigenous, and Black 58% population. The population of Colombia is 46,245,297.

History

The Carib, Arawak, Tairona, and Musica people lived in Colombia before the Spanish. Spanish settled in Colombia in the 1500's. Humans settled in Colombia in 20,000 B.C. Mesoamericans 1200 and 500 B.C. and Chibcha 400 B.C.

Flag

The Colombian flag was adopted on November 26 1861
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Military

The male and female age to join the military is 16-49.

Transportation

Public Transportation is buses, minibuses, and taxis. Personal Vehicles are bicycles and mortercylces.

Natural Resources

Natural Resources are gold, fossil fuels, coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, nickel, copper, emeralds.

Landforms

The landforms in Colombia are the Andean highlands, volcanoes, small highlands, river valleys, mountain, rivers, deserts, flat grasslands, rainforest, and swamps.

Climate

Colombia is near the equator the higher the altitude the colder it gets. The lower the altitude the warmer it is. There is snow capped mountains it's rainy. The Carribean Coast is the driest there is Snow capped mountains it's rainy.

Housing

They live in unstable houses, brick houses, clay houses, and tin houses.

Family

Colombian families consists of a mother, father, and two to fourth kids. Families move to Spain or the United States for better employment.

Dating and Marriage

They socailize with neighborhood friends and schoolmates. They also socialize at fairs and sport events good interactment. They start dating around 14-15 years old.

Relative location

Northeast of Ecuador, Brazil is Southeast of Colombia

Animals

Animals in Colombia are anteaters, monkeys, tapirs, spectacled bears, pumas, and jaguars.

Location

Located in Northern South America

Religion

Colombains belong to the Roman Catholic Church. In 1973 Cahtolicism's Status ended. Concordat allowed marriage.

Holidays

They celebrate New Years Day, Epiphany (6 Jan.), St. Joseph's Day (19 Mar.), Easter, Labor Day (1 May), Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (29 June), Independence Day (20 July), Battle of Boyacá (7 Aug.), Assumption Day (15 Aug.), Día de la Raza (12 Oct.), All Saints' Day (1 Nov.), Independence of Cartagena (11 Nov.), and Christmas (25 Dec.).

Art

They do Dance and Music. The Nobel Prize Literature went to Gabriel Garcí Márquez. There are poets in Colombia. Fernado Botero is a painter and a sculptor.

Sports

They play football (soccer), basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, and skiing, Automobile racing, Bicycle racing, gambling, bullfights

Health

Health Care changed from public to mix. Private Clincis and Public or Charity Hosptitals are available. Urban hospitals are better equipped. People use herbal and home remedies for health care.

Eating

They eat three meals a day. They eat breakfast individually for breakfast they have juice, coffee, and bread children eat cereal with milk and fruit. On the weekends they eat together and they have eggs, hot chocolate, cheese, and arepas (round cornmeal bread).

Agriculture

They grow coffee beans, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables, shrimp, forest products

Industries

They sell textiles, food processing, oil, clothing and footwear, beverages, chemicals, cement; gold, coal, emeralds

Language

Spanish

Ethnic Groups

There is many cultures like mestizo which is 58% of Colombia, white 20% of Colombia, mulatto 14% of Colombia, black 4% of Colombia, mixed black-Amerindian 3% of Colombia, and Amerindian 1% of Colombia.

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