Culture And Culture In Colombia

analytical Essay
1118 words
1118 words

Culture could be defined in many different ways (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002 ) “defines culture as the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. Culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next”. (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002 ) Going back centuries to when they were a part of a country called Gran Colombia, they have always had a rich and fruitful culture. The primary language in Colombia is Spanish, while the primary religion is Roman Catholic. (US government (CIA), 2016) As far as their customs Colombians are very family oriented they differ from typical American customs by the way they greet each …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that culture is the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another.
  • Explains that colombia was once known as gran colombia, but collapsed in 1830 to create 3 different countries.
  • Explains that colombia's main military conflict has been a five-decade-long conflict between government forces and anti-government force named la farc.
  • Analyzes how colombia's weather and terrain affects the population along the coastline and inland. the country is heavily populated by agriculturists, and la farc gets funded by drug cartels.

However in 1830 the nation of Gran Colombia collapsed to create 3 different countries the other two being Ecuador and Venezuela. The main geographical features of Colombia are the terrain which is flat with coastal lowlands, central highlands, high Andes Mountains and eastern lower plains (US government (CIA), 2016). According to (US government (CIA), 2016) the basic area comparative is slightly less than twice the size of Texas. Countries that boarder Colombia are Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. The typical Climate in Colombia is tropical along the coast and eastern plains and cooler in the highlands. Natural resources include petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds and hydro power (US government (CIA), 2016) . The natural hazards include volcanic eruptions, occasional earthquakes and droughts; other geographical notes include Colombia being the only South American country with coastlines on both the North Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. According to (US government (CIA), 2016) their main environmental issues are deforestation, soil and water quality damage from overuse of pesticides, air pollution especially in the city of Bogota, from vehicle …show more content…

The main way the weather and terrain affects the population along the coastline for example, the year round tropical weather is great for commercial fishing and a year round tourist attraction where tourist take advantage of the tropical climate. Inland Colombia’s weather varies much more where summer is from March thru December and winter (rainy season) is from December thru March. Inland there is a significant lifestyle change being that it is more industrial and city scape. Although the major cities in Colombia include Cali, Medellin and the country capitol Bogota are where most of the population exists, there are huge rural areas where most of the population (US government (CIA), 2016) consist of agriculturists. According to (US government (CIA), 2016) these are the area’s that are most heavily populated with LA FARC and where most of the terrorist acts take place popular to contrary belief. When terrorist attacks take place in the major cities they will get and create more media attention. Where as in the more rural areas, it does not also in these rural areas is where most of the kidnapping takes place. As far as smuggling the weather and climate play as much of a part as the overall geographical position of the country; being that Colombia is on the Panamanian border it made it easy to take extremely large amounts of Drugs primarily Cocaine to be distributed throughout multiple parts of Central America

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