Colombia By: Sathvika Chilukuri

Location

Colombia is on the northern side of the equator and its in in the western side of the international date line. Colombia is in South America.

Some of the country's that are bordering it are Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, Brazil, and Peru also the pacific and Atlantic Ocean border it.

Colombias capital is bogotá and it coordinates are (5°n,75°w).

COLOMBIA FAMOUS PLACES AND CITY'S

Physical Characteristics

COLOMBIA IS IN THE TROPICAL ZONE IN BETWEEN THE TROPIC OF CANCER AND THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN

Mt.ruiz erupted and caused mudflows. snow+lava=mudflows. It Destroyed the city of arNero and more than 25,000 people died.

THE ANDES MOUNTAINS RUN THROUGH THE WEST PART OF COLOMBIA. FUN FACT IT IS THE LARGEST MOUNTAIN RANGE IN THE WORLD. THE MAGDALENA AND THE CAUCA RIVERS RUN THROUGH THE ANDES MOUNTAINS

Population

COLOMBIA'S POPULATION IS HUGE COMPARING IT TO THE WORLD IT #28 IN RANK WHICH IS A LOT. COLOMBIA'S POPULATION DENSITY IS 122 PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE. THEY ARE #162 ON THE WORLD RANK WHICH ISN'T A LOT SO They are not crowded.

COLOMBIA'S POPULATION IS GROWING FASTER THAN THE WORLDS WHICH IS 1%

THE GROWTH RATE IS 1.29% A YEAR WHICH IS BIGGER THAN THE WORLD AVE,1%. THAT MEANS COLOMBIA IS GROWING FAST.

TOP 5 CITY'S IN COLOMBIA

TOP 5 LARGEST CITY'S IN COLOMBIA!

  1. BOGOTA, POPULATION: 8,081 MILLION
  2. MEDELLIN, POPULATION: 2,441 MILLION
  3. CALI, POPULATION: 2,401 MILLION
  4. BARRANQUILLA, POPULATION: 1,149 MILLION
  5. CARTAGENA, POPULATION: 971,592

I WOULD SAY THAT COLOMBIA IS MORE OF A RUAL CONTRY THAN A URABAN ONE BECAUSE OF THE JOBS AND HOUSES BEING FAR APART.

ALSO BECAUSE COLOMBIA's net MIGRATION is -0.65 that means that more people are leaving the contry.

Economics

my conrty is DEVELOPING because the gdp per capita is $11,000 for the ave. income so that number is very low. that number ISN'T bad but its DEFIANTLY not good comparing it to the u.s.a. which has about 50,000 per ave. income. the life expency about 75 years which is good because americans can live up to 78 years . COLOmbia's ltercy rate is 94.7% which is very good cause usa's is 84% for some reason.

Culture

COLOMBIA'S OFFICAL LAGUAGE IS SPANISH AND IS 90% ROMAN CATHOLIC

colombia is famous for its coffe that is 3rd highest in PRODUCTION. colombia is crazy for FOOTBALL(not american football)and cyling. something weird is that COLOMBIANS cook of fry ants and eat them. anthor cool dish is the tamales they are cooked corn dough filled with meats and VEGETABLES which then they are wrapped in banna leaves.

Citations

Britannica shool. Encyclopedia britannica, inc. web. May 2016. Http://school.eb.com
Geography alive!: regions and people. Palto alto, ca: teacher's curriculum institute, 2006. Print.
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Wolfram group llc. Wolfram geography course assistant. Version 1.2. Computer software. Htpps://itunes.apple.com

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