Colombia struggled for independence in the 1970’s after the French Revolution. Colombians fought against Spaniards to regain their independence. Simon Bolivar led the fight against Spain and defeated them at the Battle of Boyaca. Their independence was declared August 1819. Cartagena’s independence was declared May 1810.
Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America. Its capital is Bogota. The official language is Spanish. There are 75 native languages but only four percent of the population speaks them. Its land area is 1,038,700square...
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