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According to itypeusa, Colombia is a country located in the northwest corner of South America and is home to over 50 million people. It is bordered by Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Panama. The capital city of Colombia is Bogota and its official language is Spanish. The currency used in Colombia is the Colombian Peso (COP). Colombia has a diverse culture that reflects its history which dates back to pre-colonial times when the indigenous tribes inhabited the land. Today, it is home to multiple ethnicities that have contributed to its unique cultural identity. It boasts an array of festivals and celebrations such as Carnival de Barranquilla which takes place in February each year, showcasing traditional music and dance from all parts of Colombia. The economy of Colombia relies heavily on exports including oil, coal, coffee, and minerals such as emeralds. It has seen rapid economic growth over recent years due to increased foreign investment and trade agreements with other countries around the world. Tourism has also become an important sector for Colombia with more than 4 million visitors each year coming to experience its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture and unique wildlife including jaguars in the Amazon rainforest. Colombia offers visitors a range of activities from trekking through national parks and discovering ancient ruins to exploring vibrant cities such as Medellin or Cartagena which are both renowned for their colonial architecture. There are also numerous beaches along its Caribbean coast which attract tourists seeking sun, sand, and sea. In addition, it offers some of the best skiing opportunities in South America at resorts such as Nevado del Ruiz near Manizales or Nevado del Cocuy near Güicán-Boyacá department. Colombia is located in the Colombia Time Zone (UTC-5). During Daylight Saving Time (DST), clocks are moved forward one hour to UTC-4. DST begins on the first Sunday of April and ends on the third Sunday of October each year. In addition to observing Daylight Saving Time along with other parts of South America, Colombia also observes certain holidays with special times or exceptions to its standard time zone. For example, on New Year’s Day all clocks are moved forward by one hour for an additional hour of daylight savings time. On Independence Day (the day celebrating the independence of Colombia) all clocks are moved back by two hours so that people can attend celebrations earlier at night; this is known as “Colombian Miracle” or “Little Colombia” in some parts of the country. The Colombia also shares its time zone with other countries such as Ecuador and Peru. This means that people living in these countries will experience the same time as those living in Colombia during DST, but may observe different holidays with different times or exceptions to their standard time zone. Overall, Colombia follows the Colombian Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time along with other parts of South America. It also has certain holidays where clocks are moved forward or backward for an additional hour so that people can attend celebrations earlier at night. See directoryaah for Colombia Various Types of Map.

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. 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 of the education program are private, 18% in primary and 32% in high school (2000). There…

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