Colombia is a country in South America bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The countryis known for natural resources, modern cities, and a diverse culture.
Caño Cristales, also known as the river of 5 colors, is a brightly hued freshwater river.
The aquatic plants and algae in the river have created a red, blue, orange, yellow, and green flowing stream.
The vibrant water is unique and colors like this are found in no other streams on earth.
The traditional national sport of Colombia is called Tejo.
Tejo is a throwing sport characteristic for its use of small targets containing gunpowder, which explode on impact.
The game can be played in either a formal or informal sense from collecting points to professional championship tournaments.
The official name of Colombia is derived from the last name of explorer Christopher Columbus.
Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and colonization of the Americas.
Colombia produces the best Coffee in the world making it the third-largest exporter of coffee after Brazil and Vietnam.
The country produces around 12% of the world’s coffee with UNESCO declaring the “Coffee Cultural Landscape” of Colombia a World Heritage site in 2011.
Ring of fire
The country is part of the Ring of Fire, also referred to as the Circum-Pacific Belt.
The Ring of Fire is a 40,000 km, horseshoe shape of countries in the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.
At least seventy five percent of earth’s volcanoes are located along the Ring of Fire.
It is said that 90% of Earth’s earthquakes occur along its path.
The country is the world’s largest exporter of emeralds as it produces 70-90% of the world’s emeralds.
Colombian emeralds are known for being more beautiful than ones from most other countries.
They are thought to be the best is because they are found in sedimentary host rock rather than igneous rock, which makes them generally purer than emeralds from other regions.
Every Saturday evening, the gay scene of Bogota opens its doors and becomes a mega-club paradise land for the LGBTQ community, with a capacity for 5,000 people.
The revelers spread over 13 mini clubs on 5 floors with each mini club having its own theme.
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