Colombia

Introduction:

  • Columbia's capital is Bogota
  • Spanish speaking country
  • South American country
  • Population of 48.32 million people
  • Average life expectancy is about 74 years old
  • Average age is 28 years old

Geography

Major Cities:

  • Bogota
  • Medellin
  • Cartagena
  • Cali

Major bodies of water:

  • Pacific ocean
  • Rio Negro (Amazon)
  • Calima Lake

Climate

The annual average rainfall is 107 cm

Average temperatures range from around 70°F to 85°F

Culture

Colombia is a democracy and the major religion is Catholicism

One of the most popular if not the most popular sport in Colombia is soccer or futbol as it is called there.

Some traditional foods in Colombia are Changua, a creamy soup with eggs in it, ajiaco, a thick potato and chicken soup usually served with corn, lechona, a whole roasted pig stuffed with rice and veggies, and many other savory dishes.

Ajiaco

Some popular types of music in Colombia include cumbia, lambada, and Colombian pop. Some examples of this Colombian pop are Juanes and Shakira.

Interesting facts

Meaning of the flag:

The yellow signifies the great amount of gold found in colombia, the blue represents the coasts on the border and the red is a symbol of the blood spilled to win independence.

Colombia's largest trading partner is the USA. most of what is exported to the US is oil, gold, coffee, and fruits.

A strange law in Colombia is that if a man catches his wife making love to another man he can shoot her without punishment.

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