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Colombia is situated in the northwest of South America and has coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The capital of Colombia is Bogota.
The contry is bound on the east byVenezuela and Brazil; on the south by Ecuador and Peru; and to the northwest by Panama.
The central and western parts of the country are mainly dominated by the Andes mountains.
Andes, characterized bytowering mountain ranges which are separated by high plateaus and fertile valleys. The three basic seasons in Colombia are winter, summer and rainy season.

With an estimated 44.6 million people in2008, Colombia is the third-most populous country in Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico. It is also home to the second-largest number of Spanish speakers in the world after Mexico.

Its presentchairman is Manuel Uribe.

Its official languages is spanish but have 180 native languages.

The depiction of Colombia in popular culture, especially the portrayal of Colombian people in film andfiction, has been asserted by Colombian organizations and government to be largely negative and has raised concerns that it reinforces, or even engenders, societal prejudice and discrimination due toassociation with narco-trafficking, terrorism, illegal immigration and other criminal elements, poverty and welfare.[64]. These stereotypes are considered unfair by many Colombians. The Colombiangovernment-funded Colombia es Pasión advertisement campaign as an attempt to improve Colombia's image abroad, with mixed results.

Flora and Fauna
Colombia is home to one of the world's greatest varietiesof birds, as well as hundreds of different kinds of mammals and thousands of types of insects and plants.

An inheritance from the colonial era, Colombia remains a deeply Roman Catholiccountry and maintains a large base of Catholic traditions which provide a point of unity for its multicultural society. Colombia has many celebrations and festivals throughout the year, and the...
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