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Colombia Human and Economic Geography 2006

Colombia Human and Economic Geography 2006

State located in the northwestern tip of South America. At the census carried out in 1993 the population was equal to 37,664,711 residents, but in the following twelve years it increased by more than a fifth (an estimate of 2005 is reached to 45,600,000 residents). Infant mortality in the period 2000-2005 recorded a value of 26 ‰, furthermore illiteracy has not yet been eradicated (it was 7.5 % in 2005). The urban population is around 76% of the total population,…

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Colombia Economy and Population 2000

Colombia Economy and Population 2000

Population During the nineties, Colombia has made significant progress in the process of consolidating its economy and similar progress has been made in the social sphere, even if on this front there is still a long way to go. Although it falls into the category that the UN – by virtue of the good performance of socio-demographic indicators – defines “high human development”, it has a modest per capita income. The new course of economic policy, launched at the turn…

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Colombia Literature

Colombia Literature

In Colombia, as in other Latin American countries, the literary history opens with the chronicles of the conquest and the descriptions of life in the new colony. The best example is El carnero (1636) by J. Rodríguez Freile, a narration halfway between the historical document and the picaresque novel. Between the 18th and 19th centuries, the struggle for independence pushed literary production towards writings intended to support the new political and spiritual trends of the nation, such as the works…

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Colombia Education

Colombia Education

It is a 10-year compulsory school in Colombia. Until 1990, the country had a centralized education system. A2zdirectory: Describes prehistory and early history of Colombia. Includes history from colony to an independent nation. Following a comprehensive reorganization and regionalization in 1990, a national education plan was developed which suggests that much can be decided at local level. The language of instruction is Spanish. Only scattered attempts have been made to prepare educational materials in local Native American languages. Large parts…

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