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Population: 43.7 million

Population Below Poverty: 46.8%

Literacy Rate: 90.4%

Language: Spanish

Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, 10% Other


In the 1990s, Colombia frequented newspaper headlines with stories of drug wars and violence. The country has struggled with government control, violence and is still recovering today. Colombia is a relatively large country, about the size of Texas and California combined. The majority of Colombians live in western Colombia, because a significant part of the east is jungle. Like many Latin American countries, music and dance are central to Colombian culture. Spending time with family and friends is extremely important.

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