The Amazing Colombia
By: Raniya Brown
What holiday does Colombia celebrate that differs from the ones we celebrate in Pennsylvania?
Why is it colder in the Andes than it is in central Colombia?
Where do Colombians find thier emeralds?
What did Colombia's political parties do to prevent further unrest?
To prevent further unrest, the two main political parties agreed to
govern the country together.Efforts were made to improve the lives of
poor farmers by giving them more land. Factories and industrial jobs
opened up. Still, a wide gap between rich and poor remained, causing
- The official name of Colombia is the "Republic of Colombia".
- 99% of the population speak spanish,the official language of Colombia.
- Colombia shares a landborder with five countries including Panama ,Venezuela,Brazil,Ecuador, and Peru.
- Colombia is the world's leading source of emeralds and its coffee is world-renown.
- The currency of Colombia is called the Colombian peso.
- Stands selling fruit and juices are found throughout Colombia, especially on the Caribbean coast.
Colombia has a vibrant music scene, two of the most well-known Colombian musicians are Shakira and Juanes.
The most popular sport in Colombia is football (soccer). The Colombian national team won the 2001 Copa América (South American Championship).
- Other popular and successful sports of Colombia include roller-skating, weightlifting, baseball, boxing, motorsport and cycling