Colombia (Republic of Colombia)

Mohamed and Jordyn

People and Society

Nationality: Colombian

Language: Spanish

Religion: Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%

Population: 46,245,297 people

Gained Independence: July 20 1810


Location: Northern part of South America

Size: 707,685.86 total miles

Land: 645,418.26 total miles

Water: 62,267.607 total miles

Borders: Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela

Coastline: 1,993.36 total miles

Capital: Bogota

Climate: Tropical along the coast and eastern plains, cooler in the highlands

Terrain: flat coastal lowlands, central highlands, high Andes Mountains, eastern lowland plains

Natural Resources: petroleum, natural gas, coal, nickel, gold, copper, hydropower

Natural Hazard: Volcanism


Agriculture Products: coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn

Industries: Textiles, food processing, oil, clothing and footwear

Items Exported: petroleum, coal, emeralds, coffee, nickel, cut flowers, bananas, apparel

Export Partners: United States, China, Spain, Panama, Venezuela, Netherlands

Items Imported: industrial equipment, transportation equipment, paper products, fuels

Import Partners: United States, China, Mexico, Brazil


Airports: 836

Railways: 543.08 miles of rail transportation

Roadways: 87,845.7 miles of road transportation

Waterways: 15,363.4 miles of water transportation  


Start school at age 7

5 years of primary education, 6 years of secondary education

Public schools: little people attend, free, low quality of education, required to wear uniforms

Private schools: most people attend, expensive, high quality of education, required to wear uniforms


Sports: soccer (fĂștbol) the most popular sport in Colombia, many construction workers during their lunch time play soccer in the streets, mainly played by men

Ciclorrutas: cycle racing, special roads for bicycles  

CiclovĂ­a: every Sunday the main roads are closed to vehicles to allow cycling, skating, jogging

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