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Colombia 2011




Republica de Colombia
In Northern South America; flat coastal lowlands, central highlands, high Andes Mountains, Eastern lowland plains; 1,138,914 km2 (slightly < 2xTX), 2% arable.

Capital Bogotá (Pop. est. 7.3M)

Population 43.7M (38.4/km2)

Life expectancy 74 years


Literacy 90%

Lang(s) Spanish

Religions Roman Catholic 90%, Other 10%

Ethnic Groups Mestizo 58%, White 20%, Mulatto 14%, Black 4%, mixed Black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%

Gov’t Republic

GDP/cap $9,200

PCVs 1961–1981; health, education and agriculture (4638 volunteers served)

Nat’l holiday Independence Day, 20 July (1810)

Adult Books

Bogotá and Beyond
by Jaime Johnson

Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 8, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1442128347

Book Description
A technical writer by trade, he has been traveling and living throughout the beautiful country of Colombia. A one of a kind guidebook with over 350 photos which also comes with a free e-book with color photos.

Kids' Books

Yeny and the children for peace
by Michelle Mulder

Format: Paperback, 104 pages
ISBN: 978-1897187456
Age Range: 12–16 years
Publisher: Toronto: Second Story Press, 2008


Film: Maria Full of Grace
Director: Joshua Marston (2004)


Focus Word

Focus Word for 2011 - "Celebration"

Spanish: Celebración (sell-ah-bra-see-own)

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