Ten fun facts about Colombia

Fact 1:
Colombia does not have seasons; because it is near the equator, it has sunlight throughout the year.

Fact 2:
The name Colombia is derived from the name Christopher Columbus.

Fact 3:
Experts believe that 3000 out of the 14000 spices of butterflies are found in Colombia.

Fact 4:
Colombia produces 60% of the world's most expensive Emeralds.

Fact 5:
Colombia is the home country for many famous people such as Shakira and the famous writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Fact 6:
Colombia is the only country in South America that has access to both the Pacific and Caribbean ocean.

Fact 7:
In 1975, Colombian women were given the right to vote.

Fact 8:
The official currency in Colombia is the Columbian Pesos.

Fact 9:
The highest peak in Colombia is the Pico Cristobal Colon at 5797 meters.

Fact 10:
The official language is Spanish, but there is other 64 Native tongues still in use.

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