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  1. 1. Welcome to Colombia! Beauty and Diversity! Seoul , South Korea
  2. 2. <ul><li>Today ’s Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Location </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Language </li></ul><ul><li>Flag </li></ul><ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Colombian Food/Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul>
  3. 3. Geographic Location <ul><li>South America - Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Southern hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>-located in Northern South America </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>- 1,138,910 sq. km </li></ul><ul><li>-5 x larger than all of Korea (North/South) </li></ul><ul><li>From Korea </li></ul><ul><li>-14,848 km (Bogotá to Seoul) </li></ul><ul><li>-22 hours flying time </li></ul><ul><li>-14 hours time difference (9pm Seoul = 7am Colombia) </li></ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><li>- Colombia 43,000,000 Korea 48,422,000 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Climatic Zones </li></ul><ul><li>- 4 climatic zones based on altitude not season </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Zone </li></ul><ul><li>-under 900m average temp 24-38 degrees (86%) </li></ul><ul><li>Temperate Zone </li></ul><ul><li>-900m to 1980m average temp 25 ° daytime / 15°night (8%) </li></ul><ul><li>Cold Zone </li></ul><ul><li>-1980m to 3500m average temperature between 10 °/ 19 ° (5%) </li></ul><ul><li>Snowy zone </li></ul><ul><li>- 3500m to 4500m average temp 10 ° and -5 ° (1%) </li></ul>
  5. 5. History <ul><li>1500: Spain discovers Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>1525: Spain colonizes Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>1810: Independence </li></ul><ul><li>1886: Republic </li></ul><ul><li>1910: Panama separates from Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>1953-1957: Military coup </li></ul><ul><li>1958-Present: Democracy </li></ul>
  6. 6. Currency <ul><li>Peso ($) </li></ul><ul><li>W1000= $2430 COP </li></ul><ul><li>W2000 can buy you a big lunch </li></ul>
  7. 7. Spanish Language <ul><li>500 million people speak Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Mother tongue of 350 million people in 21 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Spoken as the primary or secondary language in 28 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Second most used language for international communication </li></ul><ul><li>One of the six official languages of the United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>Number of native Spanish speakers is equal to native English speakers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Flag <ul><li>Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>- Gold found in Colombia by the Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>-Sovereignty and Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Blue </li></ul><ul><li>- Signifies the two oceans surrounding Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>-Loyalty and Vigilance </li></ul><ul><li>Red </li></ul><ul><li>- Signifies the blood that was shed and the valor shown during Colombia's fight for independence from Spain </li></ul>
  9. 9. Regions
  10. 10. Santa Fe de Bogotá <ul><li>Capital city </li></ul><ul><li>Founded: 1538 </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 7 million </li></ul><ul><li>Largest city in Colombia </li></ul><ul><li>Altitude:2620m </li></ul>
  11. 11. Medellin <ul><li>Population: 2,300,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Andean region </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee region </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd largest city in Colombia </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cartagena <ul><li>Population: 1 million </li></ul><ul><li>Founded: 1533 </li></ul><ul><li>Fort City </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Caribbean Sea </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO World Heritage City (1984) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Barranquilla <ul><li>Population:2,100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Founded:1629 </li></ul><ul><li>Region: Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>Port city known as “Colombia's Golden Gate” </li></ul><ul><li>Carnaval de Barranquilla </li></ul>
  14. 14. Amazonia (Rainforest)
  15. 15. Andes Region
  16. 16. Natural Resources <ul><li>Coffee (2 nd ) </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Emeralds(1 st ) </li></ul><ul><li>Petroleum </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar cane(9 th ) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Colombian Food
  18. 18. Colombian Food
  19. 19. Sports <ul><li>Soccer (Football) </li></ul><ul><li>Inline speed skating </li></ul><ul><li>Formula One </li></ul><ul><li>Cycling </li></ul><ul><li>Track and Field </li></ul>
  20. 20. Festivals and Events
  21. 21. Transportation
  22. 22. Famous Colombians