Republica de Colombia
In Northern South America; flat coastal lowlands, central highlands, high Andes Mountains, Eastern lowland plains; 1,138,914 km2 (slightly < 2xTX), 2% arable.
Capital Bogotá (Pop. est. 7.3M)
Population 43.7M (38.4/km2)
Life expectancy 74 years
Religions Roman Catholic 90%, Other 10%
Ethnic Groups Mestizo 58%, White 20%, Mulatto 14%, Black 4%, mixed Black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%
PCVs 1961–1981; health, education and agriculture (4638 volunteers served)
Nat’l holiday Independence Day, 20 July (1810)
Spanish: Celebración (sell-ah-bra-see-own)
Bogotá and Beyond
by Jaime Johnson
A technical writer by trade, he has been traveling and living throughout the beautiful country of Colombia. A one of a kind guidebook with over 350 photos which also comes with a free e-book with color photos.
Yeny and the children for peace
by Michelle Mulder
Toronto: Second Story Press, 2008.
Ages12 to 16.
Music from Colombia
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