Colombia

Gabriela Villa

World Geography

November 9, 2014

Colombia's Flag

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Colombia's Politcal Map

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Colombia's Physical Map

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Why Go to Colombia?

There's many reasons to go to Colombia. There's the Andes mountains to the many activities that you can do here. You can visit the place where it all started. the traditional music Cumbia came from Colombia. Many amazing destinations to visit here in Colombia. Its a beautiful place with myrids of fascinating stuff. Its a place for family, love, relaxation, enjoyment, and peace.

Religion

Most of the people in Colombia consider themselves as Roman Catholic. About 90% of the people in Colombia identify themselves as Catholics. The Church has historically been a very important influence over personal affairs such as marriage and family life. Colombia is referred to the "Country of the Sacred Heart" due to an annual consecration of the country to the "Sacred Heart of Jesus".

Language

The main language they speak is Spanish. The way they say "Hello" in Colombia is "Hola".
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People

The 3 major ethnic groups in Colombia are Mestizos (mixed white and American), mulatto (black-white) and black.

Customs/Traditions

Colombia has many different kinds of cultures and traditions. Vallano, a typical dish of the Valle del Cauca region of Colombia. Bandeja paisa, includes beans, rice, ground meat or carne asada, fried egg, arep, and chicharron. Cumbia, salsa, vallenato, and joropo. The famous Shakira came from Colombia. There's also festivals such as the World Salsa Festival held in August, the Barranquilla Carnival held in February, and the Manizales Festival held in January. Dia de los Reyes Magos(Epiphany)- January 6- It is a day to remember the three wise men that brought a gift to Jesus, this holiday is part of a culture.

Economy

22% of the workforce is employed in Agriculture.

18% of the workforce is employed in Industry.

58% are employed in services.

Holiday/Festivals

Ano Nuevo(New Years)- January 1- They celebrate a new year that's coming.

La Inmaculada Concepcion(Immaculate Conception) - December 8- Is part of the Catholic religion. It is a holy day of obligation and patronal feast.

Navidad(Christmas)- December 25- Christmas is celebrated in Colombia primarily because of the religion.

Other Holidays are:

Dia de San Jose(Saint Joseph's Day)- March 19

Jueves Santo/ Viernes Santo(Maundy Thursday/Good Friday)- The Thursday and Friday before Easter Sunday

Sagrado Corazon(Sacred Heart)- 68 days after Easter Sunday

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