Rebeca Madrazo World Geography 11/9/14
Colombia Political And Physical Maps
Why should you visit Colombia?
Religion & Believes
- 90% Roman Catholic
- 4% Protestant Faith
- 3% Atheist or Agnostic
- 2% Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh-Day Adventist Religions
- >1% Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Mormonism, Hinduism, Indigenous Religions, Hare Krishna Movement, Rastafari Movement, Orthodox Catholic Church, and spiritual studies such as African Animism.
- More than 80% of the Roman Catholic faith have been baptized or are planning to be baptized.
- The official language in Colombia is Spanish.
- Hello in Spanish is "Hola".
- Other spoken languages include: Chibcha, Quechua, English, Wayuu, Paez, Embera, Romani.
- Mestizo 58%
- White 20%
- Mulatto 14%
- Black 4%
- Mixed Black-Amerindian 3%
- Amerindian 1%
July 20 (Independence Day) -On July 20, 1820 Colombian patriots were rebelling in the streets of Bogota against Spanish rule. The vicero, forcefully, agreed to giving Colombia limited indepedence which later turned permanent
Food: Most of Colombia's food comes from Spanish decent (Natilla, Bunuelos, Flan, Salsas).
Dances/Music: Music can be divided in 4 parts- The Atlantic (Cumbia, Porro, Mapale), the Pacific (drums), Andrean Region (drums),and the Eastern Plains (Llanos, harp). Dances are generally done in parades and festivals.
- Most of the Colombian labor force is focused on services (62%).
- Colombia is best known for exporting coffee, oil, flowers, banana, emeralds, nickel, coal, apparel, and petroleum.
- Exports add up to $58.7 billion.
- Imports are $53.5.
- They have a debt of $85.83 billion.
- Rock al Parque is a festival that has taken place since 1995. Takes place in August 16-18. In this festival international and rock groups perform. It's considered to be one of the biggest free open air event in Latin America.
- Carnaval de Barranquilla- Happens every March 1-4. The carnival is an example of a triple cultural fusion (Europe, Africa, and India). Catholic festivities blended with original ceremonies and musical heritage of African Slaves.
- Feria de Cali is a massive year-end street carnival where over 2 million people celebrate salsa music and dance. Happens on December 25-30. Public salsa concerts by famous Latin America artists occur in this celebration.