The Amazing Colombia

By: Raniya Brown

What holiday does Colombia celebrate that differs from the ones we celebrate in Pennsylvania?

A holiday that is celebrated in Colombia that is not celebrated in Pennsylvania is a holiday called Epiphany. The meaning of Epiphany is the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles represented by the three wise men.
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Why is it colder in the Andes than it is in central Colombia?

It is colder in the Andes because hot air does rise, also hot air is less dense than colder air, it will lose this extra heat quickly. Another reason why it is colder on top of mountains than on Earth's surface is because the main place air is heated is on the Earth's surface, where it is warmed by sunlight.
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Where do Colombians find thier emeralds?

Colombia's emeralds are mostly found in Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor. Muzo mines are located Northeast of Bogata.
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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

further disturbances.

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Fun Facts:

  • 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