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COLOMBIA   HELLO!! WELCOME TO COLOMBIA!!! WE WANTO TO SHARE SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU TO KNOW OUR COUNTRY A LITTLE BIT MORE!!!

GENERAL INFORMATION   With  more  than  46  million  ci0zens,  Colombia  has  the   second  largest  popula0on  in  South  America,  a<er  Brazil,   and  the  28th  largest  in  the  world.  Colombia  is  also   home  to  the  third  largest  Spanish-­‐speaking  popula0on   in  the  world,  a<er  Mexico  and  Spain.   Key  Facts          Capital:  Bogotá          Popula0on:  46  million,  including  85  ethnic  groups          President:  Juan  Manuel  Santos          Land  Area:  439,735  square  miles          Currency:  Colombian  Peso  (COP)          Independence  Day:  July  20,  1810  


Currency The  official  currency  of  Colombia  is  the  peso  ($).The   exchange  of  foreign  currency  should  be  made  exclusively  in   hotels,  banks  and  official  currency  exchange  places,  never  on   the  street.  Actually  on  September  10  the  exchanges  rate  with   the  Dollar  its  $1.808  pesos  per  dollar.   Telephone  Codes   Telephone  Code  of  Colombia………………………………………….(57)   Code  of  Bogotá  ………………………………………………………....(1)   Comercial  Codes  for  interna0onal  calls...............(009/007/005)   Calls  to  phonr  or  to  cellphone  ..............(03+310/315/3017/318)   Electrical  connec>on.   Electric  power  in  Colombia  is  120   volts,  60  Hz  with  different  voltage   the  electric  machines  require  an   adapter  for  use.   Local  Time   Colombian  official  0me  its  5  hours   before  the  Greenwich  Meridian   Time  (-­‐5  GMT).  IT  MEANS  THAT  IF   IN  SALVADOR  THE  TIME  IS  5:00  pm   FOR  EXAMPLE,  IN  BOGOTÁ  THE   TIME  3:00pm  


Geography  

Colombia has  a  total  area  of  439,735  square  miles,  including   401,044  square  miles  of  land  and  38,691  miles  of  marine  area.   With  many  different  ecosystems  within  its  territory,  Colombia  is   one  of  the  world's  most  biologically  diverse  countries.     Approximately  58  percent  of  the  country  is  covered  by  natural   forest.  Colombia  is  home  to  around  55,000  different  types  of   plant  species  –  which  account  for  15  percent  of  the  exis0ng   species  in  the  world.         Colombia  has  more  than  1,821  species  of  birds,  623  species  of   amphibians,  467  species  of  mammals,  518  species  of  rep0les   and  3,200  species  of  fish,  making  the  country  a  mega  diverse   des0na0on.  The  country  is  also  home  to  rela0vely  intact  swaths   of  Amazon  rainforest  and  an  almost  pris0ne  Pacific  coastline.  


SOME PICTURES  OF  COURSE!!    


Bogotá Climate   The  average  temperature  in  the  savanna  is  14  °C  (57.2  ºF),  ranging   between  9-­‐22  ºC  (48.2-­‐71.6  ºF).  Dry  and  rainy  seasons  follow  one   another  throughout  the  year.        The  driest  months  are  December,  January,  February,  and  March;   the  rainiest  ones  are  April,  May,  September,  October,  and   November.  June  and  July  are  usually  dry.  August  is  sunny,  with   strong  winds.         These  condi0ons  are  not  consistent  due  to  the  phenomena  known   as  El  Niño  and  La  Niña,  occurring  in  the  Pacific  basin  and  producing   very  dras0c  clima0c  changes.   Current  Bogotá   Currently,  Bogotá  is  a  modern  metropolis  with  a  popula0on  of   nearly  seven  million,  covering  approximately  330  square   kilometers  (more  than  127  square  miles).     Due  to  the  technical  advances  of  big  ci0es,  and  the  substan0al   transforma0on  in  the  past  eight  years,  Bogotá  is  now  a  friendly   and  lovely  city  that  offers  a  rich  and  varied  cultural  life.  Bogotá  is   a  city  that  provides  any  modern  life  services  and  comfort   required,  without  giving  up  many  of  its  colonial  0me  customs   that  were  preserved  in  tradi0onal  neighborhoods.  


We Will  be  wai0ng     for  you!!     See  you  Soon!!!  

Precamp Interchange Brasil Colombia  

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