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After the discovery of America, it was a colony of the Spanish Kingdom. Then after it became independent as "La Gran Colombia" and further independences reduced it to what is now known as Colombia
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What is Colombia?

Colombia is a country that is located in northwest South America.It has a population of 47 million people and the capital is Bogota.

What is Colombia like?

Colombia is absolutely amazing. It is a country in South Americafull of culture. The people here are warm and energetic. Whenforeigners come, they tend to love it because of the welcomingpeople and all that there is to do. We not only have Atlantic ANDPacific Ocean, but we have the Amazon Rainforest, three bigmountain ranges, cold weather, hot weather...everything. If you come to Colombia, you know you will have fun. People have animmense party spirit here and are always ready to have fun. Bogotais the capital of Colombia, and it has so much to do (concerningcultural things). But Cali is the third biggest city and it isknown as the party city. Also, Colombians think in very"community"geared ways. They will help anyone they can, even if itis not asked of them. Imagine going up to someone and asking wheresome specific store is, before you know it, someone else isanswering your question as they pass by. Apart from the wonderful things, yes there is poverty. A LOT. Weare a developing country though. An immense part of the populationis very poor and you will see a lot of it if you come, so be aware.But it serves as an excellent learning experience. it really doeschange your perspective when you see it face to face. It is aninspiration to change things. In terms of danger, it is....if you go and hike up the mountains inColombia. Otherwise, you just have to know where to go and wherenot to go...find the good areas, and guaranteed you will be fine. All in all, Colombia has absolutely insane amounts of spirit, fun,culture, and tradition.

Where is Colombia Located?

It is located in south America near Brazil and Venezuela . The capital is called Bogota , my whole family lives there!!!!

Animals in Colombia?

Agouti - Black agouti, Central American agouti, Red acouchi, Green acouchi Amazonian manatee Amazonian hog-nosed skunk Andean bear Andean tapir American manatee Armadillo - Giant armadillo, Northern naked-tailed armadillo, Greater long-nosed armadillo, Common long-nosed armadillo, Llanos long-nosed armadilloBaird's tapir Bald uakari Bats - Lesser dog-like bat. Orange nectar bat, Mexican funnel-eared bat, Parnell's mustached bat, Pale-faced bat, Thomas's nectar bat, Wagner's mustached bat, Common vampire bat, Pale spear-nosed bat, Tomes's sword-nosed bat, White-winged vampire bat, Lesser spear-nosed bat, Marinkelle's sword-nosed bat, Northern ghost bat, Greater spear-nosed bat, Orinoco sword-nosed bat, Aratathomas's yellow0shouldered bat, Lesser bulldog bat, Greater ghost bat, Tent-maiking bat, Guianan spear-nosed bat, Silky short-tailed bat, Bidentate yellow-shouldered bat, Greater bulldog bat, Isabelle's ghost bat, Striped hairy-nosed bat, Brown tent-making bat, White-lined bat, Chestnut short-tailed bat, Long-legged bat, Bogota yellow-shouldered bat, Peale's free-tailed bat, Hairy little fruit bat, Bedentate yellow-eared bat, Eldorado broad-nosed bat, Seba's short-tailed bat, Hairy yellow-shouldered bat, Broad-eared bat, Fischer's little fruit bat, Hairy-legged vampire bat, Brock's yellow-eared bat, Short-headed broad-nosed bat, Little yellow-shouldered bat, Big free-tailed bat, Mato grosso dog-faced bat, Melissa's yellow-eared bat, Choco broad-nosed bat, Highland yellow-shouldered bat, Handley's tailless bat, Small big-eared brown bat, Striped yellow-eared bat, Thomas's broad-nosed bat, Shaggy bat, Louis's yellow-shouldered bat, Geoffroy's tailless bat, Dwarf dog-faced bat, Little yellow-eared bat, Heller's broad-nosed bat, Wrinkle-faced bat, Greater yellow-shouldered bat, Broad-toothed tailless bat, Black mastiff bat, Great stripe-faced bat, Buffy broad-nosed bat, Talamancan yellow-shouldered bat, Tiny yellow bat, Bonda mastiff bat, Spectral bat, Shadowy broad-nosed bat, Tilda yellow-shouldered bat, Large fruit-eating bat, Chestnut sac-winged bat, Proboscis bat, White bat, Pallas's mastiff bat, Greater broad-nosed bat, Brazilian free-tailed bat, Andesen's fruit-eating bat, Greater sac-winged bat, Miller's mastiff bat, Salvin's big-eyed bat, Brown fruit-eating bat, Frosted sac-winged bat, Brazilian brown bat, Sinaloan mastiff bat, Little big-eyed bat, Silver fruit-eating bat, Lesser sac-winged bat, Argentine brown bat, Hairy big-eyed bat, Macconnell's bat, Big brown bat, Ghost-faced bat, Hawaiian hoary bat, Black bonneted bat, Godman's long-tailed bat, Jamaican fruit-eating bat, Dwarf bonneted bat, Intermediate long-tailed bat, Great fruit-eating bat, Tacarcuna bat, Big bonneted bat, Lesser long-tailed bat, Dark fruit-eating bat, Southern yellow bat, Wagner's bonneted bat, Greater long-tailed bat, Pygmy fruit-eating bat, Big red bat, Sanborn's bonneted bat, Silver-tipped myotis, Big-eared wooly bat, Flat-faced fruit-eating bat, Toltec fruit-eating bat, Ega long-tongued bat, Western bonneted bat, Hairy-legged myotis, Curacao myotis, Short-eared bat, Hairy big-eared bat, Thumbless bat, Black myotis, Little big-eared bat, Peter's disk-winged bat, , Ecuadorian sac-winged bat, Southern long-nosed bat, Commissaris's long-tongued bat, Montane myotis, White-bellied big-eared bat, Spix's disk-winged bat, Dark long-tongued bat, Miller's long-tongued bat, Riparian myotis, Chestnut long-tongued bat, Pallas's long-tongued bat, Velvety myotis, Big crested mastiff bat, Greater dog-like bat, Handley's nectar bat, Visored bat, Davy's naked-backed bat, Schmidts's big-eared bat, Fringe-lipped bat, White-winged dog-like bat, Goldman's nectar bat, Big naked-backed bat Black-mantled tamarin Black uacari Brazilian guinea pig Brazilian tapir Brown brocket Bush dog Bushy-tailed olingo Butcher Cabasu Capybara Caribbean monk seal Coatimundi Common fox Common squirrel monkey Collared peccary Colombian night monkey Colombian weasel Cotton-headed tamarin Cougar Crab-eating raccoon Dolphins - Amazon river dolphin, Atlantic spinner dolphin, Atlantic dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, Long-beaked dolphin, Rough-toothed dolphin, Fraser's dolphin, Estuarine dolphin Douroucouli Eastern cottontail Eyra cat Forest rabbit Geoffroy's monk saki Geoffroy's tamarin Giant Brazilian otter Goeldi's marmoset Golden-mantled howling monkey Gray fox Greater grison Guinea pig Jaguar Kinkajou La plata otter Little coati Little red brocket deer Little spotted cat Long-haired spider monkey Long-tailed weasel Ocelot Opossum - Murine mouse opossum, Robinson's mouse opossum, Brown four-eyed opossum, Western woolly opossum, Long-furred woolly mouse opossum, Central American woolly opossum, Short-furred woolly mouse opossum, Sepia short-tailed opossum, Black four-eyed opossum, Little rufous mouse opossum, Dryland mouse opossum, Gray-bellied slender mouse opossum, Handley's slender mouse opossum, Andean slender mouse opossum, Delicate slender mouse opossum, Water opossum, Alston's woolly mouse opossum, Pale-bellied woolly mouse opossum, White-eared opossum, Wood sprite gracile mouse opossum, Common opossum, Northern gracile mouse opossum, Lutrine opossum, Blackish shrew opossum, Silky shrew opossum Ma's night monkey Margay Mottle-face tamarin Mouse - Snow-footed oldfield mouse, Unicolored oldfield mouse, Woodland oldfield mouse, Ashy-bellied oldfield mouse, Silky oldfield mouse, Bristly mouse, Hummelinck's vesper mouse, Dusky montane mouse, Narrow-footed bristly mouse, Trinidad spiny pocket mouse, Southern spiny pocket mouse, Colombian grass mouse, Mexican harvest mouse, Bogota grass mouse, Northern grass mouse, Cauca climbing mouse, Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse, Coues's climbing mouse, Chibchan water mouse, Short-tailed cane mouse, Colombian forest mouse, Brown cane mouse, Golden oldfield mouse, Buff-bellied climbing mouse. Venezuelan climbing mouse, Broad-footed climbing mouse Night monkey Northern pudu Paca - Spotted paca, Mountain paca Pacarana Porcupine - Brown hairy dwarf porcupine, Bicolor-spined porcupine. Stump-tailed porcupine Rat - Talamancan rice rat, Simon's spiny rat, Colombian rice rat, Hispid cotton rat, Napo spiny rat, Amazon bamboo rat, Macconnell's rice rat, Alfaro's rice water rat, Tome's spiny rat, Gorgas's rice rat, Alston's cotton rat, Gray-footed spiny rat, Bolivar rice rat, Coues's rice rat, O'connell's spiny rat, Hendee's spiny rat, Tomes's rice rat, Magdalena spiny rat, Alfaro's rice rat, Minca spiny rat, Gorgona spiny rat, Highland small rice rat, Forest small rice rat, South American water rat, Mira climbing rat, Montane fish-eating rat, Armored spiny rat, Arboreal soft-furred spiny rat, Bicolored arboreal rice rat, Rufous tree rat, Unicolored arboreal rice rat, Marsh rat, Dusky rice , rat, White-tailed olalla rat, Yellow-crowned brush-tailed rat, Huallaga spiny rat, Spiny tree rat, Greedy olalla rat, Colombian spiny rat, Destructive pygmy rice rat, Cayenne spiny rat, Fulvous pygmy rice rat, Boyaca spiny rat, Red crested tree rat, Armored rat, Speckled tree rat, Yellow arboreal rice rat, Arboreal rice rat, Crab-eating rat, Trinidad arboreal rice rat, Grayish pygmy rice rat Red brocket Red howler monkey Short-eared dog Silvery-brown bare-face tamarin South American coati Squirrel - Northern Amazon red squirrel, Southern amazon red squirrel, Andean squirrel, Red-tailed squirrel, Central American dwarf squirrel, Amazon dwarf squirrel, Western dwarf squirrel, Santander dwarf squirrel, Tayra Thaeler's pocket gopher Tropical weasel Whale - Blainville's beaked whale, Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, Lesser beaked whale, Pygmy killer whale, Common minke whale White-faced capuchin White-lipped peccary White-tailed deer White-fronted capuchin

What is the climate of Colombia?

Colombia's weather varies a Lot In coast like Barranquilla: its HOT! In Bogota: Its Very cold. Its cold in some places and hot in some the mountains have snow BTW

What is the vegetation of Colombia?

Vegetation in Columbia includes areas of savannah grasslands. Itincludes swamps, desert, and rainforests. It also containsmountains of the cocoa region.

What is the climate in Colombia?

well the climate in Columbia actually depends on if your standing on a mountain or how tall you are because we all fell diffrent temperatures in climate.

How did Colombia get discovered?

The land of what is now known as Colombia was actually inhabitedfor nearly 20,000 years before the Spanish "discovered" it. Thecoast of Colombia, as well as Venezuela and Panama, were discoveredby Christopher Columbus in 1492 and named by him. Alonso de Ojedawas the first to explore inland, and the first European cities werefounded in Colombia in 1525 and 1533.

Mexico to Colombia?

By road, plane or ship. Both countries are separated by approximately 1572 kilometers (977 miles).

Is Colombia safe?

Not mostly. Colombia and many other Latin American nations have been overrun by the drug lords.

What celebrities are from Colombia?

Many: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Nobel Prize of Literature), Shakira, Juanez, Sofia Vergara, Moises Arias (Rico from Hannah Montana), and more ...

What hemisphere is Colombia in?

Colombia is in the south hemisphere. Also, the western hemisphere.Colombia is positioned in the northern, southern and western hemispheres. See the Related Link.

What are Foods from Colombia?

there is Bandeja Paisa. There is also arepas. There are buñuelos. And so much more delicious food. There is also this food called rellena.

What is there to do in Colombia?

VISIT THE SALT MINE CATHEDRAL IN BOGOTA AND THE SANCTUARY WHICH OVERLOOKS BOGOTA AND LOTS OF ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS INCLUDING THE HOUSE OF SIMON BOLIVAR. THE PARKS ARE GORGEOUS TO Colombia now has the largest number of Eco-Preservation parks that are open to tourist in which you can hike and see species only found in Colombia and no-where else in the world. You can dance Salsa with the world best Salsa Dancers You can do great surfing on the Pacific Coast. You can para-glide and para-sail on the Caribbean & Atlantic You can meet some of the worlds most beautiful looking people like Shakira and Juanes and Cho-quib-Town You can hear the most clearest and beautiful spoken Spanish in the world You can have the worlds best cup of coffee or "tinto classico" AKA espresso shot You can see some of the rarest flowers in the world and birds just by hanging out in any major city.

What are What are facts about Colombia?

1. Bogotá is the capital city of Colombia. This city remains to be the largest and the most populated city in Colombia. The high altitude has also given it the position of the third highest major city in the world. 2. Did you know around 12% of the world's coffee is produced in Colombia? 3. The total area of Colombia is around 440,831 square miles. This area is said to be approximately equal to the areas of Portugal, France and Spain put altogether. 4. Bogotá's airport in Colombia is the largest and also the most expensive in Latin America. 5. Deep in the Amazonas jungle, the tiny Golden Arrow frog lives. Its poison is the most lethal in the world: one frog´s poison can kill 1500 people. 6. In Zipaquira there is an underground church within a salt mine

What is the capital of Colombia?

The capital city of Colombia is Bogotá. NOTE: -- Colombia , a constitutional republic in northwestern SouthAmerica has its capital at Bogotá. Colombia is the third-mostpopulous country in Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico. -- Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the USstate of South Carolina. the capital of Colombia, South America is Bogota The capital and largest city of Colombia is Bogota. Bogota has apopulation of 7,674,366 people, and an elevation of 8,612 feet. The capital of Colombia is Bogota. It has an area of not quite1,600 km squared and it has a population of 6.8 million as of 2013.

Are there geurrillas in Colombia?

By day. by night they sleep in Venezuela thanks to President Hugo Chavez. ^That's not true. Yes there is guerrilla in Colombia but in the mountains and forests.

How do they dress in Colombia?

Colombia is a mostly a capitalist country, they wear the same clothes that in the US, EU, Japan, South Korea, Autralia, New Zealand, among others would wear... Is one of the biggest markets in clothing in all the third world countries, because they have a lot of importations from Panama, Brazil, Argentina,, France, US, Germany and others, and obviously they produce their own fibers like cotton, fur, leather, silk and others.

What are beachesin Colombia?

Yes! There are many beautiful beaches and even islands that are part of Colombia. It is one of few countries that have beaches in both the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. Cartagena and Magadalena are beautiful and are located by the Northern part of the country.

What does Colombia do for the hoidays?

We have so many holidays! Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, we celebrate many many more. Some of them allow us to take off of school from time to time, but usually the days that we celebrate are important once we get off of school (usually we learn about why the holiday is important), and people celebrate at work sometimes as well.

Does it snow in Colombia?

In the Sierra Nevada Magdalena, the highest coastal mountain range in the world are two permanently snow capped peaks (at least for now). Pico Simon Bolivar and Pico Cristobal Colon, both around 5700 meters (18,700ft). There is also the the Sierra Nevada de El Cocuy. El Cocuy National Natural Park is located in the central-eastern section of the eastern Andes mountain range, under the jurisdiction of the departments of Boyacá, Arauca, and Casanare. The Sierra is a chain of over 25 snow peaks along an extension of just 30 kilometers. Most of this beautiful, majestic range - the greatest mass of ice in Colombia - may be explored on foot.

What does Colombia grow?

The best Coffee in the world , Bananas, all tropical Fruits. As long as Colombia has almost all the weathers all year long on different places, Colombians can provide all kinds of fruits and vegetables.

What are the traditions in Colombia?

play soccer, do parties were they play guitar and other instruments, and eat a traditional food called "ajiaco" , is like chicken soup only that is has more things in it and it tastes REALLY GOOD.

Is Colombia hot?

overall in Colombia its hot or rather warm. But it really depends where you go. for example if you go to Bogota its cold ,...it gets quite warm in the day but in the afternoon to the night it gets chilly and sometimes freezing. If you go to the coast or to Cali well there its HOT!

Is Colombia an island?

\nNo, Colombia borders with Venezuela, to the east; Brazil, to the southeast; Peru and Ecuador, to the southwest; and Panama, to the west. It's coastline is bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.

The climate in Colombia?

In the capital city it is 10-22 oC It depends on the meters above the sea level, on the coast (0 meters) it's hot (like summer all the year) and in the mountains has a nicer spring or fall weather. You can also find places with eternal nives above 5000m Above sea level

Why is Colombia dangerous?

Colombia is not dangerous. It is a general missconception fed by the media due to an internal conflict. But in general is not more dangerous than any other place in the planet. Because it is a developing country with some degree of poverty,street gangs, armed conflict between guerilla groups,paramilitaries and the government and organised crime. However only a small minority of Colombians are involved in thesethings, the majority of Colombians are hard working, familyoriented, caring and friendly people. Colombians also have a greatsense of hospitality to their guests and often treat visitors verywell. You need to take some precautions when you are visitingColombia and be alert to your surroundings, but as long as youdon't hang around bad areas or go looking for trouble then youshould be fine.

Which hemisphere is Colombia in?

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Does Colombia have states?

Yes! We have "providencias" which is basically the same thing as states. However, there is not much difference between these "states" so it's not like the US states at all.

Who was the liberator of Colombia?

Simon Bolivar was a revolutionary and a hero in Latin America.He urged Latin American countries to unify and revolt againstSpain. His efforts resulted in the liberation of Panama, Bolivia,Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia.

Is Colombia underdeveloped?

it is the country exports petroleum and other very sought after legal products.it has an annual uncrease in it s GDP of about 8.27 percent whuch if you have a brain is really high I understand all the above, but I woulde say that Colombia has an underdeveloped law enforcement system, since Colombia is notorious for its drugs cartels and for corruption, and is a large source of illegal drugs for the USA and elsewhere.

What is Colombias size?

Colombia has 440,000 square miles which is as big as Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas combined.

What can you do in colombia?

Whatever you want! Colombia has a great fountain of natural resources and attractions. Go to beaches, visit ecological parks, visit the capitals and towns. Colombia is a very beautiful country, where you can have a wonderful experience. ;)

Is Colombia democratic?

Yes, Colombia is a Democratic Country. Presidential elections are held every 4 years the same as the Senate and Congress and City mayors.

Are there plateaus in Colombia?

Yes: Meseta de Yambí at Vaupés, Meseta de Ipiales at Nariño, Mesetade Pasto at Nariño, Meseta de Túquerres at Nariño, Meseta de SantaRosa de Osos at Antioquia, Meseta de Iguaje at Caquetá, and Mesetade Araracuara at Amazonas.

Is Colombia urban?

Yes, colombia is urban and if you thing that colombia is just jungle you are really wrong.

Why is there a guerrilla in Colombia?

Society is often very biased and favors the rich, so a group of lower-income people was formed to revolutionize the country. Though their motives were good, they eventually started killing people, etc. They are now named FARC and fight against the government. FARC soldiers are sometimes referred to as guerrilla.

Is Colombia Spanish?

Colombia is an independent republic and is no longer under the Spanish crown. Spanish is the official language of Colombia.

Do they have Malaria in Colombia?

Malaria is found in Africa, South America, and East Asia. Colombia is in western South America, so it is possible to get malaria there.

Are there trains in Colombia?

yes there are a lot of trains in colombia it is a common way of transportation other than taxies. thanks for reading! i so

Companies of Colombia?

It depends what kind of companies you are asking about, but we have very similar companies to the US. For example, instead of Wallmart, we have Carrefour (it's actually a French word meaning a four way intersection). Our companies are much like the US's companies.

Who was in the crew of Colombia?

The space shuttle Columbia was the first spaceworthy shuttle that entered service in April 1981. It completed 27 missions, before being destroyed shortly before completion of the 28th, during re-entry into the earth atmosphere on February 1st 2003. All seven crew members died; Commander: Rick D. Husband, Pilot: William C. McCool Payload Commander: Michael P. Anderson Payload Specialist: Ilan Ramon Mission Specialist: Kalpana Chawla Mission Specialist: David M. Brown Mission Specialist: Laurel Clark