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Colombia. Ana Rodriguez Will Hinman. Population. Population: 43,677,000 Population density: 39.4 Mestizo:58% Indigenous: 3.4% Black: 4% Mulatto: 14% Roman Catholic: 90% Main Language: Spanish. Demographics. 0-14 yrs: 29.2% 65+ yrs: 5.8% 90% of kids get elementary school education

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Colombia

Colombia

Ana Rodriguez

Will Hinman


Population

Population

  • Population: 43,677,000

  • Population density: 39.4

  • Mestizo:58%

  • Indigenous: 3.4%

  • Black: 4%

  • Mulatto: 14%

  • Roman Catholic: 90%

  • Main Language: Spanish


Demographics

Demographics

  • 0-14 yrs: 29.2%

  • 65+ yrs: 5.8%

  • 90% of kids get elementary school education

  • 61% get secondary school education

  • Literacy:

    • 93% urban areas

    • 67% rural areas


Wealth distribution

Wealth Distribution

  • 48.6% below poverty line

  • 52% have incomes lower than minimum wage

  • 15% have incomes double the minimum wage

  • Minimum wage: 515,000 Colombian pesos per month for full time

  • $281


Economy

Economy

  • Oil

    •  28th (294,000 b/d)

    •  128th (16,540 b/d)

  • Other exports

    • Coffee

    • Coal

    • Nickel

    • Emeralds

    • Apparel

    • Bananas

    • Cut Flowers


Government

Government

  • Republic

    • Three branches

      • Executive

      • Legislative

      • Judicial

Colombian Flag


Leadership

Leadership

  • President & chief of state

    • Juan Manuel Santos Calderon

      • In office since since August 7th 2010

  • Vice President

    • Angelino Garzon

      • In office since August 7th 2010


Independence

Independence

  • Spain was former colonial power

  • Gained independence on July 20th 1810


U s relations

U.S. Relations

  • Friendly

    • Signed treaties with U.S.

      • Such as

        • allowing the U.S. to search vessels for narcotics

        • Environmental protection

        • Chemical control

    • U.S. is not allowed a

      military base


Important historic events

Important Historic Events

  • First Spanish settlement in Colombia (Santa Marta) founded in 1525

  • Civil war La Violencia (the Violence) (1946-1957) claimed about 300,000 lives.

  • In 1822, the United States became one of the first countries to recognize the new republic and to establish a resident diplomatic mission.


Current issues

Current Issues

  • Drug production and trafficking

    • U.S. provides funds, technology, and material support to Colombian lead anti-drug campaigns

    • Although 90% of the cocaine in America is processed in Colombia and Colombia is still the primary source for heroin Colombia has made significant progress.

  • Environmental issues

    • Soil and water pollution from pesticides

    • Air pollution from vehicle emissions

  • Overcrowding in cities

    • More than 11.5 million homes do not meet the needs of the families living there

    • 40% of those 11.5 million needs are not met because of overcrowding and 20% that number is a result of insufficient public utilities


Colombia

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  • Information

    • http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35754.htm#history

    • http://www.habitat.org/intl/lac/46.aspx?tgs=OS8xMS8yMDEwIDY6MzA6MzcgUE0%3d

    • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/co.html

    • http://data.un.org/Search.aspx?q=Colombia

    • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/co.html

    • http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/docs/0808-CRFS-ver2.pdf

    • http://data.un.org/Search.aspx?q=United+States+of+America

    • http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35754.htm

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country#Minimum_wages_by_country

  • Images

    • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/flags/flagtemplate_co.html

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Juan_Manuel_Santos.jpg

    • http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/08/new_colombian_v.php

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Embassy_of_Colombia_in_Washington,_D.C..JPG

    • http://www.mapsofworld.com/images/world-continents-map.gif

    • http://www.top50states.com/images/outlineUS.jpg

    • http://media.photobucket.com/image/Colombia/colombiahall/ColombianBoy.jpg

    • http://theinspirationroom.com/daily/print/2006/9/colombia-flag.jpg


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