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Colombia

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Basic Description

Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil, to the south by Peru and Ecuador and to the northwest by Panama. The country is the fourth largest nation of ​​South America in land area, and with about 46 million inhabitants it´s the third largest population in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico. Colombia offers more than just its world-renowned coffee and cocoa--these include: a paradise of beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities with vibrant nightlife, Amazonia with a unique biodiversity, colonial cities and archaeological sites that transport you to distant times, and extreme sports for the more daring. In short, Colombia´s diversity will leave you stunned. No wonder that one of the most important authors of the 20th century and important fugira mágixo realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was born in these lands. Colombia is a dream. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this wonderful country.

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The best of the country
Food & Drinks 
Colombia stands out as a major producer of coffee and cacao, influencing the entire Colombian cuisine. Some dishes are Ajiaco santafereño, Bandeja paisa. It also produces many seafood dishes, especially on the coast.
Music & Dance 
Musical genres that stand out in Colombia are Caribbean cumbia, porro and vallenato.
Plastic Arts 
In the plastic arts particulary stands out the artist Fernando Botero considered most recognized current Latin American artist in the world. We should also mention Alejandro Obregon and David Londono Manzur.
Cinema 
Colombia has a large number of internationally successful movie successes such as: Rosario Tijeras, María llena eres de gracia, Cóndores no entierran todos los días, Carne de tu carne o Satanás.
Science and technology 
Colombia has stressed on genetic research. The most prestigious of its scientists may be Rodolfo Llinás.
Sports 
Football is the most popular sport although successes have been collected in skating, cycling and thanks to its geographical situation extreme sports.
Spare time 
Colombians enjoy going dancing, movies or just getting together in square to chat.
Literature 
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the most outstanding authors of magical realism. Also of importance are Jorge Franco, Mario Mendoza and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

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Highlights 
One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet
Perfect for extreme sports
Known for coffee and cocoa
Beautiful beaches
Cultural richness
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