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Transcript of Colombia
Total population and major religions
A country project by Tommy Lam and Kenny Nguyen, Div 3
Basic Geographical info
National languages and the country's leader
Natural disasters and major news
Archaeological sites and anything of interest
The Colombia Flag
The national flag of Colombia consists of three horizontal stripes, the yellow upper stripe of the flag is twice as wide as each of the other two colors, which are blue and red.
The Colombia flag also has different meanings to it.
Yellow represents the gold found within the Colombian lands
Blue represents the seas on
Red represents the
blood spilled for Colombia's independence.
Colombia is located in the northwest hemisphere of south America. It shares borders with Venezuela to the east, Brazil to the southeast, Peru and Ecuador to the south and southwest, and Panama to the northwest.
The capital city of Colombia
is Bogota, located right in the
center of Colombia.
Climate of Colombia
The climate of Colombia is warm and tropical. This is due to the country's close proximity to the equator, and it's temperatures vary very little throughout the years.
This bar graph shows the lowest, and highest sort of temperature that you'll find in Colombia.
So that means the temperature
changes from only 3 to 5 degrees celsius all year round!
Red indicates the highest temperature
Blue indicates the lowest temperature
So say in the month of October, up to date, the average temperature would be
12 to 13 degrees celsius.
Now moving on..
Colombia bodies of water
Now, we're going to talk about Colombia's bodies of water.
In Colombia, the total estimated population is 48,321,405.
The coast to the north of Colombia are bathed by the waters of the Caribbean sea, and coast to the west are washed by the Pacific Ocean. One fact about these two bodies of waters is that they both border Colombia.
Some other bodies of water that reside in Colombia, or part of Colombia is the Putumayo river, the amazon river, and the Magdalena river.
The Putumayo river
Length = 1,609 km
The Amazon river
Length = 6,992 km
Length = 1,528 km
In religion, Roman Catholicism was the official religion of Colombia.
Around 90 percent of the population of Colombia is Catholic, while the other 10 percent has other religions other than Catholicism.
Their churches are deeply ingrained in Colombian society, usually taking a leading and authoritative role in the community and having great influence in government.
The food and cuisine at Colombia are very diverse and varies depending on the different regions in Colombia. Like in some areas in Colombia, some of their specialties in food are guinea pigs or even ants while in some other areas, the Colombians wouldn't even bother touching those dishes!
But other than those two kinds of food, some of the foods most Colombians eat are rice, tubers, (A starchy root) potatoes, cassava, assorted legume, beef, chicken,
and sea food.
Some of the typical main meals and dishes that you might see in a Colombian menu, is Ajiaco, a distinctive type of chicken noodle soup, Arepa, a type of bread made from corn meal, and empanadas, a pastry that can be sweet or savory, and
bistec salteado, a type of steak.
And speaking of menus, here are two examples of a Colombian menu you'll find in a restaurant.
Now moving on to the national language of Colombia. The national language of Colombia is spanish, and the country's leader, or president of the country is a man named Juan Manuel Santos.
Juan Manuel Santos
There are plenty of geographical features within the lands, or part of the lands of Colombia. One of the notable examples of the geographical features is the famous Amazon rainforest.
Some other fascinating geographical features in Colombia is the Tequendama falls, Catatumbo lake, and
Pico Cristobal Colon which is the tallest mountain on Colombia.
Pico Cristobal Colon
Fun fact: Catatumbo lake has a phenomenon where there are large, frequent lightning strikes only over the lake. The lightning strikes were non-stopping for centuries.
Now moving on to the unfortunate natural disasters and major news that occurred in Colombia.
In Colombia, it is rare to have earthquakes, hurricanes, and droughts, but the natural disaster that is common in Colombia are the constant incidents of months of heavy rain, flooding, and mudslides causing mayhem in Colombia.
In 2011, because of heavy rain, there were vast road closures and many mudslides. Not only that, but nearly 3,000,000 Colombians have been badly affected by heavy rain as well and more than 400 have been killed by the recent bout of rains, flooding and mudslides,
A boy plays in the middle of a mudslide in a town in northwest Colombia
In Colombia, there are plentiful of diverse archaeological sites in Colombia. One of the oldest archaeological sites is the "El abra" the El abra is archaeological excavation site located in the valley of the same name. The site has been made around 15,000 BC to 10,000 BC during the Pleistocene period, where human made more elaborate tools.
A cave petroglyph found in the "El abra"
And that wraps everything up! I hope
you enjoyed our presentation on the country of Colombia, and I hope you learned something new today.