Location     In Northern South      America       Borders Caribbean Sea,        Pacific Ocean, Panama,        Venezuela,...
Republic of Colombia “LiberdadyOrden” Capital: Bogotá Language: Spanish Ethnic Groups   58% Mestizo      Mix of Euro...
Government                             Juan Manuel Santos       Information                                  Calderon Bic...
Environment       Welcome to the Ring of        Fire!       15 active major volcanoes       Devastating earthquakes    ...
An example of the large environmental problems inHuman waste and garbage in   Colombiacity water supply
Economy 48% live below the poverty line Largely agricultural but growing industry   Problems! One of the world’s leadi...
Coca The Coca Plant is indigenous to  Colombia and is a native andessential plant to the livelihood of           the count...
History of Colombia     A brief history of Colombia
Colonial Times 1525 – First Spanish  permanent settlement in  Santa Maria   Spanish colonists live all    throughout Sou...
Gran Colombia Spanish colonies =  Spanish Pride   Strongly disliked French    leadership 1816 – Independence  from Spai...
Early Republic HistoryCharacterized by military conflicts and political  instability: many people but no real leader
Notable Issues Thousands Days War: 1899-1902   100,000 citizens killed Building of the Panama Canal in 1903 (Working wi...
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  1. 1. Location  In Northern South America  Borders Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil  Twice the size of Texas
  2. 2. Republic of Colombia “LiberdadyOrden” Capital: Bogotá Language: Spanish Ethnic Groups  58% Mestizo  Mix of European and Indian/Native  26% White  15% African  1% Indian
  3. 3. Government Juan Manuel Santos Information Calderon Bicameral  Congress of 104 Senators & House of Representatives with 166 Voting Age: 18 years old President since Aug. 2010 Serves a 4 year term
  4. 4. Environment  Welcome to the Ring of Fire!  15 active major volcanoes  Devastating earthquakes , floods, tsunamis  Human destruction: pollution, military conflicts, deforestation, f ossil fuels, contamination
  5. 5. An example of the large environmental problems inHuman waste and garbage in Colombiacity water supply
  6. 6. Economy 48% live below the poverty line Largely agricultural but growing industry  Problems! One of the world’s leading suppliers of coffee
  7. 7. Coca The Coca Plant is indigenous to Colombia and is a native andessential plant to the livelihood of the country.When chewed, coca acts as a mild stimulant and suppresseshunger, thirst, pain, and fatigue.Plant that is the source of cocaine.
  8. 8. History of Colombia A brief history of Colombia
  9. 9. Colonial Times 1525 – First Spanish permanent settlement in Santa Maria  Spanish colonists live all throughout South America during this time May 1810: Breaking News!  Napoleons forces conquer Southern Spain. Napoleon appoints his brother Joe as King of Spain  Problems everywhere
  10. 10. Gran Colombia Spanish colonies = Spanish Pride  Strongly disliked French leadership 1816 – Independence from Spain (but part of the United Provinces) 1819 – 1830: Gran Colombia = one large country of Colombia, Venezuela and part of Peru
  11. 11. Early Republic HistoryCharacterized by military conflicts and political instability: many people but no real leader
  12. 12. Notable Issues Thousands Days War: 1899-1902  100,000 citizens killed Building of the Panama Canal in 1903 (Working with the United States) “La Violencia”: 1940’s and 1950’s  300,000 killed

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