Columbia

By: Shelby Smith

Population (2015)

48.22 million

Capital

Santafe de Bogota

Major Cities

Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, and Bucaramanga
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Comparison

Columbia is the size of Texas and California put together!

Vegetation

Eastern Columbia is jungle-covered plain inhabited by tropical forest Indian tribes

Animals

Andrean Condor, jaguar, Capybara, and the Southern Right Whale

Climate

Around 18 degrees Celsius - 24 degrees Celsius year-round

Seasons

North: Has a dry season from December to March but the rest of the year it rains.

South: Has almost constant rain, very short dry season

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Currency

Columbia's currency is called "Columbian peso"

Food

Ajiaco (similar to chicken soup), Ants, Arepa (similar to a thick pancake), Chunchullo (fried cow or intestines that have been stuffed

Home life

Very similar to the U.S.; they are very family orientated

Education

School day: 7:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.

They take normal classes like math, literature, art, science, and history.

Entertainement

They like sports, music, art, dancing, and food.

Popular Sports

Cycling, futbol (soccer), and boxing

Music

Main instruments used to play their music: acordeon, guacharacha, maracas, piano, tambor, organo, arpa, tiple, and the guitar

Art

Columbian art has very much of a Spanish influence.

Religion

The majority of Columbian people are Roman Catholics.

Popular buisness

Main exports: Petroleum, Coffee, and Coal

Famous People

Shakira (singer)

Sofia Vergara (actress)

Daniela Nieves (actress)

Bibliography

southamerica.cl/Columbia/food.htm

www.columbia-sa.com

english.cntv.cn

countrystudies.us/columbia/

www.infoplease.com

listofcountriesoftheworld.com

answers.yahoo.com

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