By: Emily Fischer

National Anthem

Meaning: Talks about getting their independence and gaining the country's freedom.
Colombian National Anthem - "¡Oh Gloria Inmarcesible!" (ES/EN)

Area- 440,000 square miles

Capital- Bogota

Bogota Capital de Colombia


-flat coastal area

-central highlands

-flat grasslands

-rugged mountains

Climate- Tropical

Population- 44.91 million

Progress and obstacles of the Land Restitution policy of the Displaced Population in Colombia

Ethnic Group




African Origin-7%


Colombia presentation

Language- Spanish

Spanish music with lyrics: La caja de Pandora - Barrio

Major Industries

  • textiles
  • garments
  • footwear
  • chemicals
  • metal products
  • cement
  • cardboard containers
  • plastic resins & manufactures
  • beverage
  • wood products
  • pharmaceutics
  • machinery
  • electrical equipment


  • coffee
  • bananas
  • cut flowers
  • sugarcane
  • cotton
  • livestock
  • rice
  • corn
  • tobacco
  • potatoes
  • soybeans
  • sorghum
  • cocoa beans
  • oil seed
Colombia's flower industry blossoming

Currency- Peso

The Colombian Peso


Church in Bogota Colombia one of Many Beautiful Churches There...Iglesia hermosa en Bogotá Colombia

Two historical facts

  1. Indian tribes were the first people to live there
  2. In 1538 they established the colony of New Granada
World Heritage

Government- Republic

Famous Actor- Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara on The Ellen Degeneres Show 2013-02-14

Famous Singer- Shakira

Shakira on the Voice - Best moments: cute, funny, interesting moments (BLIND AUDITIONS PART 1)

Famous Athlete- Carlos Darwin Quintero

Santos vs San Luis, gol de Carlos Darwin Quintero

Country's Leader- Juan Manuel Santos

A Conversation with President Juan Manuel Santos at KU

Flag: Yellow, Red, Blue

Colombia flag & anthem

Where did Colombia get their name from?

Colombia was named in honor of Christopher Colombus
Animated Hero Classics: Christopher Columbus on DVD

What is the usual gift for a 15 year old girl's birthday party in Colombia?

The gift is Jewelery

How long is the average criminal sentence length in Colombia?

60 years
Banged Up Abroad - Colombia


Cartagena's main attraction is the old town surrounded by the city wall. The only way to enter the old town is by going through the clock tower.

The Castillo de San Felipe is a fortress designed by the Dutch engineer Richard Carr and built in 1657 by the Spanish for protection against pirates while shipping gold out to Europe.

San Andres

The Archipelago of San Andrés

Famous Artist- Alejandro Fischer