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2. How many COP are in a USD?
3. At what age do students start 1st grade?
4. How long does a couple have to date before they marry?
5. How much is the average monthly salary of a Colombian?
6. What colors are in the Colombian Flag?
7. How Many Adventist Churches are there?
8. A Name of a Famous Person from Colombia.
9. How do you say "Thank You" in Spanish?
10. How many court cases were on hold due to the strike? Quiz There are different climates for different places in Colombia. In Tierra Claiente(Hot Land) its usually 75.2 deg F. - 100.4 deg F.
In Tierra Fria(Cold Land) its usually 50 deg F. - 66.2 deg F. In this climate is where the majority of Colombia's population lives. Not only people live there but also there is where all of the agriculture takes place. Climate Colombia has many neighbors which include Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela Currency 0.0006 USD = 1 COP
1 USD = 1,795.50 COP The Gold color in the flag resembles the large amount of gold Colombia has.
The Blue in the flag resembles the seas on Colombia's shores.
The Red in the flag resembles the blood shed for the nations freedom. Education Anthem Spanish Anthem
Cesó la horrible noche. La libertad sublime derrama las auroras de su invencible luz. La humanidad entera, que entre cadenas gime, comprende las palabras del que murió en la cruz.
¡Oh, gloria inmarcesible! ¡Oh, júbilo inmortal! En surcos de dolores, el bien germina ya.
The fearful night has ceased. Sublime Liberty shines forth the dawning of its invincible light. All of mankind, moaning in chains, understands the words of the one who died on the cross.
Oh, unfading glory! Oh, inmortal joy! In furrows of pain, the good now germinates. The children of Colombia have to learn how to read and write before they start into an elementary school. Elementary school makes up 5 years of formal education. Children usually enroll into 1st grade at age 6. their high school is divided into two parts, secondary and forth is divided into secondary 6-9th grade and mid secondary consists of 10th-12th. Colombia was passing difficult times during 1796 - 1806. There was a lot of fighting between the federalists and the centralists. That time was called La Patria Boba (The Foolish Fatherland). Colombian History their university degrees are usually 5 years long.
Technical formation usually lasts about 3 years. In 1830 the Department of Cudinamarca became a new country which named itself Republic of New Granada. In 1863 it changed its name again to the United States of Colombia. Lastly in 1886 The Republic of Colombia. Since then that has been the name for this Nation. The money that they use in Colombia is called a Colombian Peso. The Average Monthly Salary in Colombia is $692.00. Traditions When couples are going to get married they have the right to choose whoever they want and they must date for at least a year before they can be married. Also when a lower class The Most Dominant Religion in Colombia is Roman Catholic. 95% of Colombia is Roman Catholic and 85% attends the Catholic Church every Sunday. Adventist Presence There are no Adventist Hospitals, medical schools, or secondary schools. There is only one Adventist University called Corporacion Universitaria Adventista. Also there are only 5 churches in Colombia to today. There is many types of different music in Colombia. There is Cumbia, where it's a mix of African , Native Colombian, and Spanish Music. There is also Colombian Salsa. Colombian Salsa first started in Puerto Rico and Cuba. Later Colombians started to make their own music. Joe Arroyo is one of the most known to make Colombian Salsa. There is also new music like Colombian rock, pop, urban and hip hop music. The most known in Colombian Rock music is Enrique Guzman. The guitar in the photo below is a guitar from a rock band called Escopetara. Music Game and Sports Soccer is Colombia's main sport. Every year Colombia's Major League Team always plays in the championships that it can participate in. There is also many sports that aren't major but a lot of people participate in like Tennis, Mountain Climbing, Cycle racing, Boxing, Bull fighting, Golf, and skiing. They are lost of things to do in Colombia because you can do sports that require snow or heat all year long since Colombia's climate is so versatile. There are many flavorful foods in Colombia. Their most favorite dish in Colombia is Ajiaco. It's a Potato soup with chicken, corn and potatoes. They also make Tamales which is corn with stuffing like meat or just more corn. It's grinned corn and its compressed with the corn husk. Then its steamed until it is cooked. They also eat roasted ants as a snack. Their most favorite drink is their Colombian Coffee. Most Colombians drink coffee every single day. It's a part of their lives. When friends come over they offer coffee or whenever your doing nothing and just hanging around the house you just make coffee. Food There are many animals in Colombia since it is so close to the Amazon. There is the Andean Condor which is the National Bird of Colombia and many other Nations. There are also Piranha's, Jaguars and 30 foot Anaconda's. The animal that is considered as a large Rodent which is called a Capybara. They look like a mixture of Porky pines and a rat. This animal is like a pet dog for the people over there. Native Animals Hello - Hola
Thank You - Gracias
Please - Por Favor
Friend - Amigo
How Are You - Como Estas
Whats Your Name - Como Te Llamas Translation Colombia's industries include clothing, textiles, clothing, leather products, processed foods, beverages, paper, chemicals, cement, construction, iron, steel products, and metalworking.
The primary Agricultural product is Coffee, cut flowers, rice, banana's, corn, tobacco, cocoa beans, sugarcane, vegetables, oilseed, panela, fique and shrimp. Colombia is the fourth largest is making coffee. Industry/Agriculture There are many famous writers in Colombia. There is Jose Maria Vargas Vila(1860–1933). He wrote over 60 books. There was also Fernando Vallejo(1942) he has written so far a total of 17 books and he is still writing books. In total there are 26 most known writers in Colombia. Their writing is from poems, novels, children books, and biographies.
There are also many famous people that didn't really write anything but did or do have an impact in Colombia and maybe even in other nations. For example Fernando Botero he is a painter and sculptor. Juan Leguizamo is a famous actor and also a comedian from Colombia. There is also Shakira who is a famous singer who is also from Colombia and Sofia Vergara who is a famous female actress and comedian. Famous Authors/People Interesting Facts News Folktale http://www.everyculture.com/Bo-Co/Colombia.html
Sources There are many things that are going on in Colombia that are affecting many things with the government. 100,000 court cases are being placed on hold because of the judicial workers on strike demanding a higher pay. The vice president has spoken with the department of the judicial union but the VP didn't say anything of what is going on with this topic. There are many interesting facts from Colombia. For example, Colombia does not have seasons since it's near the equator, it has sunlight all through the year. Another interesting fact is that Colombia is the only country in South America that has both the Pacific and Caribbean ocean. There are many folktales from Colombia. A very known one that is from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central and South America is La Llorona(The Weeping Woman).
Long years ago in a humble little village there lived a fine looking girl named Maria Some say she was the most beautiful girl in the world! And because she was so beautiful, Maria thought she was better than everyone else.
As Maria grew older, her beauty increased And her pride in her beauty grew too When she was a young woman, she would not even look at the young men from her village. They weren't good enough for her! "When I marry," Maria would say, "I will marry the most handsome man in the world."
And then one day, into Maria's village rode a man who seemed to be just the one she had been talking about. He was a dashing young ranchero, the son of a wealthy rancher from the southern plains. He could ride like a Comanche! In fact, if he owned a horse, and it grew tame, he would give it away and go rope a wild horse from the plains. He thought it wasn't manly to ride a horse if it wasn't half wild.
He was handsome! And he could play the guitar and sing beautifully. Maria made up her mind-that was, the man for her! She knew just the tricks to win his attention.
If the ranchero spoke when they met on the pathway, she would turn her head away. When he came to her house in the evening to play his guitar and serenade her, she wouldn't even come to the window. She refused all his costly gifts. The young man fell for her tricks. "That haughty girl, Maria, Maria! " he said to himself. "I know I can win her heart. I swear I'll marry that girl."
And so everything turned out as Maria planned. Before long, she and the ranchero became engaged and soon they were married. At first, things were fine. They had two children and they seemed to be a happy family together. But after a few years, the ranchero went back to the wild life of the prairies. He would leave town and be gone for months at a time. And when he returned home, it was only to visit his children. He seemed to care nothing for the beautiful Maria. He even talked of setting Maria aside and marrying a woman of his own wealthy class.
As proud as Maria was, of course she became very angry with the ranchero. She also began to feel anger toward her children, because he paid attention to them, but just ignored her.
One evening, as Maria was strolling with her two children on the shady pathway near the river, the ranchero came by in a carriage. An elegant lady sat on the seat beside him. He stopped and spoke to his children, but he didn't even look at Maria. He whipped the horses on up the street.
When she saw that, a terrible rage filled Maria, and it all turned against her children. And although it is sad to tell, the story says that in her anger Maria seized her two children and threw them into the river! But as they disappeared down the stream, she realized what she had done! She ran down the bank of the river, reaching out her arms to them. But they were long gone.
The next morning, a traveler brought word to the villagers that a beautiful woman lay dead on the bank of the river. That is where they found Maria, and they laid her to rest where she had fallen.
But the first night Maria was in the grave, the villagers heard the sound of crying down by the river. It was not the wind, it was La Llorona crying. "Where are my children?" And they saw a woman walking up and down the bank of the river, dressed in a long white robe, the way they had dressed Maria for burial. On many a dark night they saw her walk the river bank and cry for her children. And so they no longer spoke of her as Maria. They called her La Llorona, the weeping woman. And by that name she is known to this day. Children are warned not to go out in the dark, for, La Llorona might snatch them and never return them.
Scenic Views from Colombia