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Literacy Rate

Colombia has a literacy rate of 92%. The prices of the education prevents young people from attending colleges or it forces them to work hard to get the money. Only 23% of young colombians continue their education after high school. 48% of the population live under the poverty line. 90% of the population in Colombia can read and write. 

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Colombian Holidays

Most Holidays in Colombia fall on a Monday. Colombia's Independents day is on July 20. Bogota will celebrate with fireworks, parades, and boat races. They also have concerts. All Colombians will shout “More Colombia”, to honor the festivity.

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Colombia flag and description

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Colombia adopted their flag on the 17th of December in 1819. Each of the colored horizonal lines represent different prides. Yellow symbolizes sovereignty and justice. Blue represents loyalty and vigilance. Red represents the victory achieved during the battles for independence.

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Colombia

I am researching the country Colombia. Colombia's capital is Bogota. The population is 46.1 million. The full name of Colombia is Republic of Colombia. Colombia speaks mostly spanish.

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Celebrities of Colombia

Juan Pablo Montoya is a famous race car driver. He won the childrens division of the Colombian National Karting Championship when he was only 9 years old. He began is NASCAR career in 2007. Juan Sebastian Gomez is a Famous tennis player. He received the Gold Medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August, 2010. From the team of the Colombian Tennis Federation, hereached the best achievement in his career after the victory of the Banana Bowl in Sao Paulo. Catalina Sandino Moreno is a Famous actress. She is the first Colombian to be nominated for an Academy Award. She was also in one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2005.

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Colombian president

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The president of Colombia is Juan Manuel Santos. He previously served as Minister of Foreign. He also served Minister of Trade, Minister of Finance, and Minister of National Defense. He was born on August 10, 1951. He has three kids.

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Map of Colombia

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Colombia's history began over 13,000 years ago. Over time Andean and Caribbean cultures was introduced to the area. In the early 1500's the spanish arrived along the coastal area. It became spains source of gold.  Colombia was founded in 1819.

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