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Where is located Colombia is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama;Where is located Colombia is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Colombia • Capital: Santafe de Bogotá D. C.  • Official Language: Spanish • Recognised RegionalColombia • Capital: Santafe de Bogotá D. C. • Official Language: Spanish • Recognised Regional Languages: 68 ethnic languages and dialects • Demonym: Colombian • Area: Total 1’ 141 -748 km 2 • Water (%) 8. 8 • Population: 47’ 425. 437 • Currency: Pesos Colombianos (COP) • Time Zone: COT (UTC -5)

National Symbols Yellow:  Represents all the gold found in the Colombian land. Blue:  RepresentsNational Symbols Yellow: Represents all the gold found in the Colombian land. Blue: Represents the seas on Colombia’s shores. As well as that Colombia is border by 2 oceans. Red: Represents the blood spilled on the battlegrounds by the heroes who gained Colombia’s freedom. The coat of arms of Colombia contains a shield with numerous symbols. Andean Condor holding an olive , symbolizing freedom. The national motto, Liberty and Order. The national flag is draped on each side of the shield. Represents the two oceans that border the country. In the middle section, a traditional symbol of liberty and freedom. The topmost section contains a pomegranate and two cornucopias or horns of plenty: the one at the right with golden and silver coins and the one at the left with tropical fruits. The Wax palm tree Ceroxylon quindiuense The orchid Cattleya trianae

Geographic Features The geography of Colombia is characterized by its five main natural regions that presentGeographic Features The geography of Colombia is characterized by its five main natural regions that present their own unique characteristics. The Andes mountain range region; the Pacific coastal region; the Caribbean coastal region; the Llanos (plains) orinoquía region; and the Amazon Rainforest region. Colombia is the only South American country which borders both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. http : // www. youtube. com/watch? v=d 5 Hc 7 gxa 8 Ug

Climate About 86 of the country's total area lies in the hot zone. The striking varietyClimate About 86% of the country’s total area lies in the hot zone. The striking variety in temperature and precipitation results principally from differences in elevation. Temperatures range from very hot at sea level to relatively cold at higher elevations but vary little with the two season, summer and winter. The climatic zones: 1. The hot zone (tierra caliente) +24° 2. The temperate zone (tierra templada) +16° — +24° 3. The cold zone (tierra fría). +4° — +16° 4. The páramos, above which begins the area of permanent snow (nevado). The upper limit of the cold zone. 0°

Environment Ecologically,  Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world,  lagging onlyEnvironment Ecologically, Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, lagging only after Brazil which is approximately 10 times bigger, and is considered the most megadiverse per square kilometer. About 10% of the species of the Earth live in Colombia.

Fruits Colombia has so many unusual varieties of tropical fruits that will offer new tastes andFruits Colombia has so many unusual varieties of tropical fruits that will offer new tastes and textures to everyone who tries them. Colombia is home to numerous tropical fruits and rarely found elsewhere. There are several varieties of bananas including a very small, sweet version.

Vegetables In Colombia exist vegetables such as lettuce varieties, carrots,  broccoli, beans and peas (frenchVegetables In Colombia exist vegetables such as lettuce varieties, carrots, broccoli, beans and peas (french beans, sweat peas, snow peas), asparagus, onions, garlic, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, radish, avocados, cucumbers, corns, herbs and others vegetables

Customs and Traditions Colombia is full of culture and traditions, and they vary depending on theCustoms and Traditions Colombia is full of culture and traditions, and they vary depending on the region. Every month, in some corner, Colombia has reasons for celebrating and expressing joy In Colombia we always have a good reason to celebrate, eat, drink and dance. We love to be with our friends and family. In December we celebrate Christmas in very special ways. We also have many carnivals and fairs. http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=v 28 xh. Wa. L

Carnivals and Fairs No matter the time of year, upon arriving in my country,  visitorsCarnivals and Fairs No matter the time of year, upon arriving in my country, visitors will encounter a fair, a pageant, or a celebration somewhere. By nature we are cheerful people. We take care to keep alive the traditions inherited from Spaniards, Indians, and Africans. Ibero-American Theater Festival: theater from all over the world in Bogotá. The Barranquilla Carnival, t he carnival shows through original dances and costumed parades, the cultural and racial mixing that characterizes Barranquillla. The Manizales Carnival is a festival deeply rooted in Spanish tradition. The Blacks and Whites Carnival is considered the single most significant event in the country for cultural expression of different races.

Among carnivals, dances, parades, fairs and cavalcades, the year runs its course to the rhythm ofAmong carnivals, dances, parades, fairs and cavalcades, the year runs its course to the rhythm of our tropical music and contagious good spirits. http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=3 y 3 v 4 z 4 o. W-0 The Cali Carnival, with salsa and the overflowing enthusiasm of the caleños the year ends just as happily as it began. The Flower Fair, Colombian flower creations. The Bambuco Folk Festival and Beauty Pageant: the best contest of this Andean dance. the feasts of Saint John and Saint Peter. Festival of the Vallenata Legend: Echoes of accordions. To enjoy the best accordions sounds, you have to visit Valledupar.

Traditional Colombian Dresses During national festivals, Colombia's traditional fashions take center stage. Traditional Colombian Dresses During national festivals, Colombia’s traditional fashions take center stage.

Traditional Colombian Dance and Music http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=0 br. Se. SYPm. Yo The musicTraditional Colombian Dance and Music http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=0 br. Se. SYPm. Yo The music and dance of Colombia is an expression of Colombian culture, which contains diverse genres, both traditional and modern, according with the features of each geographic region, although it is not uncommon to find different musical and dancing styles in the same region.

http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=z. NNSa. Csh 62 w The diversity expressions found in Colombia canhttp: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=z. NNSa. Csh 62 w The diversity expressions found in Colombia can be seen as the result of a mixture of African, native Indigenous, and European influences, as well as more modern American, Caribbean, Cuban, and Jamaican musical forms.

Government Unitary presidencial constitution republic.  President: Juan Manuel Santos – Vice President: Angelino Garzón. Government Unitary presidencial constitution republic. President: Juan Manuel Santos – Vice President: Angelino Garzón. In accordance with the principle of separation of powers, government is divided into three branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. As the head of the executive branch, the President of Colombia serves as both head of state and head of government, followed by the Vice President and the Council of Ministers. The president is elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms and is limited to a maximum of two such terms. At the provincial level executive power is vested in department governors, municipal mayors and local administrators for smaller administrative subdivisions, such as corregimientos. The legislative branch of government is represented nationally by the Congress. The judicial branch is headed by the Supreme Court.

Economy Colombia is rich in natural resources. The main farming activities of Colombia are petrochemical industry,Economy Colombia is rich in natural resources. The main farming activities of Colombia are petrochemical industry, coal, textile industry, construction, coffee, dairy, sugar, bananas, flowers, cotton and meat.

Regional Cuisines: Dishes and Food Colombia's varied cuisine is influenced by its diverse fauna and floraRegional Cuisines: Dishes and Food Colombia’s varied cuisine is influenced by its diverse fauna and flora as well as the cultural traditions of its immigrants. Colombian dishes and ingredients vary widely by region.

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Colombian Coffee Colombian coffee is among those considered as the best coffee in the world. http:Colombian Coffee Colombian coffee is among those considered as the best coffee in the world. http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=c 8 hq 6 q. Mx. K 2 M

Indigenous peoples of Colombia are the ethnic groups who have been in Colombia prior to theIndigenous peoples of Colombia are the ethnic groups who have been in Colombia prior to the Europeans in the early 16 th century. Known as pueblos indígenas in Spanish, they comprise 3. 4% of the country’s population and belong to 87 different tribes.

Approximately 80 of the indigenous peoples of Colombia live in the La Guajira,  Cauca, Approximately 80% of the indigenous peoples of Colombia live in the La Guajira, Cauca, and Nariño Departments. While the Amazonian region of Colombia is sparsely populated, it is home to over 70 different indigenous ethnic groups.

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