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emily banville & skylar farrell

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emily banville

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By Emily Banville and Skylar Farrell period 4 Population- Colombia's population stands at around 44,725,543 million people. Did you know... 90% of the worlds emeralds are mined in Colombia Colombia is the second-largest coffee producer in the world Colombia is named after Christopher Colombus Map with Activities rainfall average is 42 inches a year Climate A place for tourists to visit is the Colpatria tower in Bogota. This is the tallest building in Colombia at 50 stories high and is also a business building for many reasons. The main natural disaster in Columbia is volcano eruptions and small earthquakes. In January the average temperature is 48-66 degrease F
In July the average temperature is 50-64 degrease F Recreational Activities- Popular sports are soccer, basketball, baseball, boxing, and cockfighting.
Colombians like marimba music and traditional chants. They also enjoy watching The World Cup . They enjoy playing a game called tejo. They also bullfight. Flag wet seasons:April to November
dry seasons:December to March Palicarpa Salavarrieta The red strip stands for the blood lost in their fight for independence heroine of Colombian independence movement Currency Greetings, Gestures, and Taboos Whats cooking Greetings- When greeting, most people in Colombia shake hands and address others by title not by first name. One of the traditional foods are potato cakes. they are made with 6 potatoes, 1 cup of hogao, 1 teaspoon of ground achiote, 1 teaspoon of cumin, and 2 egg yolks Gestures- People always point by puckering their lips in the intended direction, they beckon others with the palm down and wave with the fingers or whole hand. basic foods: some basic foods in Columbia are rice, beans, potatoes , and meat. Taboos- A taboo is when talking to others it is extremely rude to back away. Traditional meals: beverage-coffee, main dish-arepa, side dish-aji, dessert-bunuelos Current Issues and Solutions Some problems are soil erosion, deforestation, and preservation of its wildlife. A solution is people could create more preserves, only make strip cuts instead of clear cutting, and they could see what pesticides they're using and where they're using it. Another current issue is drug trafficking. A solution to this is stricter punishments, more random checkpoints for drugs, and a longer period of time in jail if caught. The first people in Columbia were the Natives. The different native groups were the Carib, Arawak, Tairona, and Musica. In the 1500s the spanish come and Gonzalo Jiminez de Quesada and 900 other men established Bogata. On July 20th 1810 independence day was declared but not assured until August 7th 1819. In 1903 Columbia lost Panama. Last the rise of drugs in 1970 and 1980 created conflict On the back, it has the main plaza of Graduas, the birthplace of Policarpa Salvarrieta. The blue strip stands for the pacific ocean. The yellow strip stands for gold and riches. Thank You For Watching!
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