Ten fun facts about Colombia
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Colombia does not have seasons; because it is near the equator, it has sunlight throughout the year.
The name Colombia is derived from the name Christopher Columbus.
Experts believe that 3000 out of the 14000 spices of butterflies are found in Colombia.
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. Go to more country facts ❯
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