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Colombia

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Transcript of Colombia

Government
There is no official religion in the Constitution

-90% Roman Catholics
-10% Others (Protestant,
Judaism, Indigenous religions, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc)
President Juan Manuel Santos
Languages
Official language: Spanish

-65 Amerindian languages
-2 Creole languages


-The Indigenous languages spoken in Colombia are official in each of the territories spoken.
1,138,910 sq km
Colombian Peso
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
AREA
Spanish
CURRENCY
Information
OFFICIAL NAME
POPULATION
Basic
Republic of Colombia
47.7 million people
Bogota
34.1% below the poverty line
Ethnic Groups
-Mestizo 58%
-White 20%
-Mulatto 14%
-Black 4%
-Mixed black-Amerindian 3%
-Amerindian 1%
-Executive: President
-Legislative: Congress
-Judicial: Supreme Court
CAPITAL
POVERTY INDEX
URBAN AND RURAL SETTINGS
Urban Population: 75%
Rural Population: 25%
EDUCATION
School life expectancy: 14 years
Literacy: 93.6%
It is located in Northwestern South America
Territorial Division
It consist of 32
departments
and one capital
district.
GOVERMENT
Presidential Republic
Natural Regions
GDP per capita: $11,000

Main Exports: Petroleum, Gold, Coal, Coffee, Bananas, Emeralds, etc
Religion
Economy

-Nuclear families in urban areas and extended ones in rural areas.



Types of Family
-Migration from rural to urban has made a shift in the roles.


-Men occupy dominant role
-Women responsible of household
-Machismo




Gender Roles
-1 Colombian, a hit man. 2 Colombians, a coffee plantation. 3 Colombians, a drug cartel.
-All the Colombians are drug traffickers.
-Anyone who goes there will likely be kidnapped.
-Colombia is a dangerous and violent country.





cooperation
collectivism
strong need
for certainty
References
CIA, The World FactBook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/co.html
The World Bank
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL
Infoplease
http://www.infoplease.com/country/colombia.
Maps of World
http://www.mapsofworld.com/south-america/economy/columbia.html
Index Mundi
http://www.indexmundi.com/colombia/
Find the Data
http://country-facts.findthedata.org/l/22/Colombia
Travel the unknown
http://www.traveltheunknown.com/regional-info/colombia/tribal_tours_people.php
Every culture
http://www.everyculture.com/Bo-Co/Colombia.html

http://www.iorworld.com/colombia-pages-493.php



moderately
hierarchical
respect for each other and
the elders
personal space
Independence Day
FARC since 1964
Historical Events
Stereotypes
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