Colombia

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The only country in South America to border the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Colombia is the continent's fourth-largest country and has the second-largest population behind Brazil. The country's terrain is also one of the most physically diverse in South America, with snowcapped volcanoes, swampy marshes, tropical savannahs, and lush rain forest dotting its landscape. Its people are of European , African and native American descent, and both the Spanish language and catholic religion bring these diverse ...

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Overview

The only country in South America to border the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Colombia is the continent's fourth-largest country and has the second-largest population behind Brazil. The country's terrain is also one of the most physically diverse in South America, with snowcapped volcanoes, swampy marshes, tropical savannahs, and lush rain forest dotting its landscape. Its people are of European , African and native American descent, and both the Spanish language and catholic religion bring these diverse group together Colombia is a comprehensive exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy and government of Colombia.

Written by experienced geographers each volume in the Modern World Nations series offers a comprehensive overview of the people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture that make each of our world's countries unique.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617530456
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Series: Modern World Nations Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Colombia 8

2 Physical Landscapes 14

3 Colombia Through Time 35

4 People and Culture 47

5 Government and Politics 58

6 Colombia's Economy 71

7 Regions of Colombia 85

8 Colombia Looks Ahead 100

Facts at a Glance 106

History at a Glance 110

Bibliography 112

Further Reading 113

Picture Credits 114

Index 115

About the Author 120

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