ABOUT COLOMBIA

By:HAILEY

Colombia

Colombia's capital is Bogota. Colombia is the only country in south america that borders both the Atlantic and the pacific ocean. The land that borders Colombia is Venezuela. Its terrain/mountain ranges:flat coastal lowlands, central highlands, high Andes Mountains, eastern lowland plains. Its area is:440,800 mi². Its population is 48.32 million.www.colombiainfo.org/en-us/cities/bogota.aspx

Colombia's culture, climate, activities,art,music,food, and jewelry

Colombia's culture is The coexistence of the Spanish colonizers, the Native Indians and African slaves gave origin to Colombia's diverse cultural heritage. Many cities in Colombia today bear witness to the influence of Spanish culture. The Climate of Colombia is characterized for being tropical and isothermal as a result of its geographical location near the Equator. One of the activities people do in Colombia is walk on old Cartagena. Colombian music is an expression of the culture it comes from. Popular Colombian songs have their roots in the blending of African, indigenous and Spanish influences. Colombian cuisine is a blend of European and indigenous ingredients and many dishes include pork, potatoes, chicken, beans, corn and rice. On the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, an ordinary group of women living on the same block experimented with incorporating natural fruit and seeds in jewelry, using simple hand-sewn crochet techniques www.colombiaemb.org/node/1331

About The Flag, Economy, And Goverment

The current flag of Colombia was officially adopted on December 17, 1819.Colors of the flag are commonly interpreted in two ways. One version indicates that the yellow symbolizes sovereignty and justice, blue as loyalty and vigilance, and red represents the valor shown and the victory achieved during the battles for independence from Spain. Colombia is an upper middle-income economy, and is Latin America’s fourth largest and Middle America’s second largest economy measured by gross domestic product. It's Goverment is Petroleum, Colombia's main export, making over 45% of Colombia's exports. Colombia, at the northern tip of South America, is a country of lush rainforest, towering mountains and coffee plantations. In the high-altitude capital, Bogotá, the zona Rosa district is known for its restaurants, bars and shopping. Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast, features a walled colonial Old Town, a 16th-century castle and popular beaches. Nearby, culture-rich Barranquilla hosts a massive yearly Carnival. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Colombia