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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
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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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