Know Your Community - Know Your World Colombia alvaro rodriguez

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: shannon_anicas

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A presentation on Colombia as part of the #KYCKYW project.

International Speaker Profile Alvaro Rodriguez I’m a PhD. Student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Akron.

International Speaker Profile I arrived to United States in December 2002

South America Official name Republica de Colombia Capital Santafé de Bogotá 32 provinces Major cities Medellín, Cali, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Pasto. Neighboring Countries Ecuador, Perú, Brazil, Venezuela and Panamá. Colombian map

CHORUS Republic of Colombia ¡Oh, gloria inmarcesible! ¡Oh, júbilo inmortal! En surcos de dolores, el bien germina ya. I Cesó la horrible noche. La libertad sublime derrama las auroras de su invencible luz. La humanidad entera, que entre cadenas gime, comprende las palabras del que murió en la cruz. The fearful night has ceased. Sublime Liberty shines forth the dawning of its invincible light. All of mankind, moaning in chains, understands the words of the one who died on the cross. Coat of Arms Oh, unfading glory! Oh, inmortal joy! In furrows of pain, the good now germinates.. It is mandatory to It is mandatory to broadcast the broadcast the national anthem on national anthem on radio and TV at radio and TV at 6:00 am and at 6:00 am and at 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

GEOGRAPHY Area 1,138,910 sq km land 1,038,700 sq km water Approx. 10 X

Colombia - Quick Facts Colombia is named after Christopher Columbus Population 46.9 million Independence July 20, 1810 Language: Spanish Capital: Bogota Approx. 10 million

Colombia - Quick Facts Gross National Income per capita: US $6,110 (World Bank, 2011) Spectacled Bear Religion: 90% Roman Catholic National flower: Orchid National tree: Wax Palm Currency: Colombian peso Andean Condor

EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

Quimbaya civilization The Quimbaya artifacts are displayed at the Gold Museum in Bogota and they represent birds, lizards, amphibians and insects common in that region and during that period. Poporo quimbaya This civilization flourished during the 4th to the 7th century Quimbaya airplane

Muisca civilization Lived in the eastern highland savanna from 1000 – 1538 Bochica: chief and hero of the muisca civilization. Political figure and agriculture savior Bachue: goddess of water Muisca sacred raft going to Lake Guatavita

Tairona civilization Tairona gold pendants The Tairona was established in the region of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and was present mainly between the 1st and 11th century

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES UNESCO World Heritage Sites San Agustin – Huila, Neiva Lost City Ruins - Tairona Malpelo – Fauna and Flora Sanctuary Tierradentro - Underground tombs and chambers

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Cartagena de Indias Bolivar Quinchia Coffee Farms Risaralda, Caldas

Official Language: SPANISH English is also official in San Andrés and Providencia Islands 75 ethnic languages and dialects Hola, como estas? Mucho gusto Buenos dias Habla Ingles? Hasta la vista Feliz Navidad No comprendo Gracias Perdone No me gusta Hello, how are you? Nice to meet you Good day Do you speak English? See you later Merry Christmas I don't understand Thanks Excuse me I don't like

ETHNIC GROUPS

GOVERNMENT Presidential House Casa de Nariño Constitutional Republic Voting starts at 18 years old Current President Juan Manuel Santos 2010-present

KEY ISSUES Colombian Armed Conflict *Illegal drug trade *Guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) National Liberation Army (ELN) United Self-defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)

ECONOMY Flowers, coal, coffee, banana, sugar cane, textiles, emeralds, chemicals, gold, concrete, rice, tobacco, cocoa

Currency denominations – Bank notes

Currency denominations – Coins

Colombian fruits

CULTURE – ARTS AND LITERATURE Art Literature Nobel Prize Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fernando Botero Painter and Sculptor

CULTURE - MUSIC Cumbia Salsa Vallenato

CULTURE – POP MUSIC Shakira Juanes

SPORTS - SOCCER Metropolitano Stadium Rene Higuita (Scorpion kick) Carlos Valderrama

SPORTS - CYCLISM King of the Mountains Vuelta a España (1987, 1991) Tour de France (1985, 1987) Giro d'Italia (1989) BMX Olympic Gold Medalist Mariana Pajon

SPORTS Juan Pablo Montoya Camilo Villegas 2010 World Series MVP Edgar Renteria 2012 Inline Speed-Skating World Champions

CUISINE

NATIONAL FESTIVALS Flowers’ Festival Coffee festival Barranquilla’s Carnival Cali Festival Blacks and Whites' Carnival

Flowers’ Festival Silleteros Medellin

Coffee Festival Coffee farmers and beauty pageants

Barranquilla’s Carnival Afro-Colombian Marimondas Mother of the forest End of the Carnival by the burial of Joselito Carnaval

Horse parade Cali Festival Salsa Bullfighting

Blacks and Whites' Carnival Pasto Great Parade Blacks and Whites day players

Links News Radio and TV Magazines

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