Come to Colombia

Colombia is awesome

History of Colombia

The first people to discover Colombia were Indian tribes. They settled there and claimed there land there on Aug 7 1499. Colombia went to battle with Venezuela. Colombia lost and Venezuela took over Colombia. years later Colombia rose and took over Colombia again.


In 1824 independence day happened and they celebrate it on July 20. In 1840 a civil war

broke out. They were fighting over the government. In 1885 they renamed it the Republic of Colombian. Again in 1899 another civil war broke out fighting for different kinds if rights the war lasted until1902.Back then they used to live in organized communities.

Places to visit

Bogota

The capital of Colombia, Santafé de Bogotá has a rich colonial tradition with a number of landmarks from that period preserved as historical landmarks. Most of these are in the La Candelaria, the oldest district in the city. The Capitol Municipal Palace and several churches are worth a visit.

Cartagena
Parque Arqueológico de San Agustín is a huge park in the Magdalena River gorge in southern Colombia where centuries ago, before the time of the Incas, people interred their dead in tombs guarded by fierce stone figures, some with animal features, some mythical, all intriguing to archaeologists and visitors alike.

Tierradentro and san Aguistin

Parque Arqueológico de San Agustín is a huge park in the Magdalena River gorge in southern Colombia where centuries ago, before the time of the Incas, people interred their dead in tombs guarded by fierce stone figures, some with animal features, some mythical, all intriguing to archaeologists and visitors alike.

cali

Cali is Colombia's third largest city and a center for sugar and coffee industry. It enjoys terrific nightlife in the salsotecas, and visitors enjoy the historic center as well as excursions into the surrounding areas for sugar baron haciendas and the prime archaeological sites of San Augustin and Tierradentro.

Santa Marta and Parque Tayrona

Santa Marta is Colombia's first Spanish settlement. Located on the coast, it boasts great beaches and access to Tayrona and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta national parks, plus the famed lost city of the Taironas.

Popayan

This charming town, nestled in a serene valley setting, is one of Colombia's most beautiful colonial towns with a rich religious and cultural heritage. Fully restored after an earthquake, it's a national monument and known for its spectacular Semana Santa celebrations.

San Andres and Providencia

Visitors wanting superb diving in crystal clear water, warm, white sandy beaches, exciting nightlife, colorful culture, a choice of full-amenity accommodations, relaxation and duty-free shopping head to San Andrés, a Colombian archipelago in the Caribbean. Its location, closer to Nicaragua and Jamaica, offers a carefree attraction away from the potential dangers of mainland Colombia.

Isla Gorgona

This former prison island in the Pacific Ocean is now a nature reserve open to visitors who wish to tour the prison ruins, see abundant wildlife, including monkeys, snakes, whales and sea turtles, or dive off the island.

Boyaca - Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva, also called Villa de Leiva, is colonial-era town situated a short distance from Bogotá, and a popular day or weekend excursion. Scenic attractions include colonial architecture, gorgeous scenery, typical places to stay and local cuisine in an historic setting.
Medellin
Medellin is the capital of Antioquia department in Colombia and enjoys a temperate climate that gives the city the names of The Land of Eternal Spring and Capital of The Flowers.

Culture and Goverment of Colombia

Over 87 Indian ethnic groups that repeat 1.5% are the country's population. Art is very popular in the culture of Colombia. Over 30,000,000 Mestizos inhabitants. Several afro-Colombians represent nearly 16% of the total population. They eat variety's of food in Colombia. They speak 64 native languages.

Colombia is divided into 32 states. The president is the head of the state and head of Colombia. Elections are surrounded by vote buying (its a fixed vote). The constitution generally respects culture and freedom. The government tries to press all rights. The government is very strict to everyone.

Economy & Current Events

Agriculture plays a key role in Colombia's economy. Agriculture products include sugarcane, cotton, rice, tobacco, and corn. In May 2012, a free trade agreement with the United States came into effect. Trading economics predict the economy will expand by 3.07 percent. A lot of Colombia's economy is driven by oil and mining. U.S is the biggest trading partners of Colombia.

Some current events in Colombia are that recently there was an international feline fair in Colombia. Also Colombia made it into the world cup. In Cali, Colombia they are having an exciting fashion show. There was a really cool rare lion recently born in a Colombian circus that is thought to be one of the 300 hundred left in the world. There is also a march happening in Colombia where people are walking around in there underwear to protect their freedom of speech. It's pretty awesome in Colombia right now.

famous colombians

Shakira~ was born in 1977 in Colombia started singing at the age of 12 and gained a lot of Latin america fans and later in her career won a Grammy.

Sofia Vergara~ was born in 1972 she got into photography and was a model at the age 23 and 2009 she starred in the hit show modern family.

Juan Pablo Angel~ is a professional soccer player. His first team he helped win them the championship then he joined a team called Aston Villa and got payed a club record 9.5 million euros.

Alvaro Uribe~ was the former president of Colombia.

Jack Guzman~ is a famous actor that was born in Colombia but moved to Florida at the age of 5 and was is a lot of hit TV show like CSI and his name is really cool.

Survival list

  1. Bug spray -So you don't get bit.
  2. Sun tan lotion -Burn free.
  3. sunglasses -Block the sun.
  4. Hat -Keep the sun out of your face.
  5. First aid kit -Cuts and scrapes.
  6. Phone -Call for help if needed.
  7. Water -To cool down.
  8. Boots -Go hiking.
  9. Soccer ball -Play some soccer.
  10. Camera -Take Pictures.