The Republic of Colombia is a geographically and ethnically diverse country in northwestern South America. It was named after Christopher Columbus. Spanish, known in Colombia as castellano , is spoken by nearly the entire population and is the only national official language. However, numerous indigenous languages are granted official status locally. The most significant of then is Wayuu, an Amerindian language used mostly in northeastern Colombia and neighboring Venezuela.
Here are some interesting Colombia Facts which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids. Below see a map of Colombia with the neighbouring countries and you will find Colombia's capital city: Bogota. Colombia has a diverse climate from tropical steppe, rainforest as well as glacial climate in the Andean mountain regions. The country's biggest trading partner is the USA. Colombia is a Spanish speaking country, but Amerindian, Creole and Romani languages are spoken as well. In fact more than 75 indigenous languages are used in Colombia. The southern and eastern parts of the country are the least populated areas in Colombia.
The city is located in the center of the country in the eastern part of the Andes mountains. The city lies at an average altitude of 2, meters 8, feet above sea level. The city was founded by the Muisca people long before the arrival of the Spanish, who established their own city there. Modern apartment towers stand alongside buildings dating from the colonial period. The first building on the square, a primitive cathedral, was constructed in , a year after the foundation of the Colombian capital.
When people think about Colombia, they think about salsa, beautiful women, Pablo Escobar, and coffee. But there is so much more to this country. Some things are funny, some are weird and others unique.