Colombia History

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Colombia History

Indigenous cultures settled in the country to the arrival of the Spanish, European culture (of Spain and Italy so low), and African cultures imported during colonial times are based on Colombian culture, which also shares fundamental features with other Spanish cultures in demonstrations such as religion, music, dances, festivals, traditions, dialect, among otras.254 Culturally, Colombia is a country of regions in which the heterogeneity is due to many factors such as geographic isolation and the difficulty of access between different areas. The major sub-regions or cultural groups are the "cops" (located in the altiplano cundiboyacense), the "paisas" (settled in Antioquia and the coffee), the "prairie" (inhabitants of the Llanos Orientales), the "vallunos» (Valle del Cauca), the "coastal" (located on the Caribbean coast), and "santandereanos" (located in the departments of Santander and Norte de Santander), among others, whose customs vary their influences and ancestries.

Government and politics

Pre-Columbian era conquest independence The Colombian State First century of the Republic Violence contemporary Period

Colombia is a democracy in which citizens give power to the governors by voting to represent them and make decisions concerning the country. Colombians can elect their representatives when they are over eighteen years old and possess citizenship card. In Colombia voting is not compulsory, the electoral system is voluntary suffrage. Compulsory voting is allowed in most countries of Latin America. Abstention in Colombia is one of the highest in America.


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Ages of Colombia in Spanish

The census conducted by DANE in 2005 showed that 86% of the population is not considered part of an ethnic minority (divided into 49% and 37% Mestizos figure Whites), 16 10.6% representing afrocolombianos139 fourth largest in the Americas, after the United States, Brazil and Haiti blacks. The Indians made ​​up 3.4% of the population and Gypsies 0.01% .139 Ethnic diversity in Colombia is the result of the mixture between Spanish, Native American and African descent. The few remaining indigenous people in the country, are commonly forgotten and their habits are slowly disappearing.

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a unitary republic of America located in the northwestern region of South America. It consists in a social and democratic state of law whose form of government is presidential. It is politically organized into 32 decentralized departments and a Capital District. The capital of the republic is Bogotá.


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