About Colombia

Colombia is located on the northern tip of the South America with coastlines along the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. In addition to beaches, the landscape is marked by coffee plantations, rainforests and the Andes Mountains. The country is bordered by 5 countries Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. It is multi-ethnic and diverse, with 85 indigenous tribes, 60 native languages and a black population of about 10%.

The country has a turbulent history, colonization by Spaniards and wars. Most recently was in the news because of the current goverment's attempt to resolve the conflict between the Goverment of Colombia and the rebel guerilla group called FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia—Ejército del Pueblo). In October of this year, Colombian President Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long war with FARC to an end.

Travel Documentary

Want to know more about Colombia? Please watch this is a well-made documentary that covers important regions of Colombia.

By the way, Colombia was recently listed as No 2 in Lonely Planet's Top Country Destination for 2017! It's not a secret anymore!

Music Video

Do you know of any famous Colombians? I'm sure you have heard of Shakira! This music video is entitled 'La Bicicleta' or 'The Bicycle' which was filmed around the city of Baranquilla, the city where Shakira is from in Colombia.

Now that you have met Shakira, please visit the link below to see the other four people that made it to the list. This is according to the website xpatnation: Five Most Famous Colombians in America.