Ap Human Geography Colombia

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Geographic Location
Colombia is a transcontinental nation located in the north and western part of South America. The country has several territories in Central and North America under its sovereignty. To the Northwest, the country borders Panama. It borders Brazil and Venezuela to the east. It borders Peru and Ecuador to the south (Cancillería, 2016). The country also shares its maritime limits with several islands: Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti and Costa Rica. The territory where Colombia lies was anciently inhabited by indigenous tribes such as Muisca, Tairona and Quimbaya. Climate
People in Colombia describe the country by climatic zones. They refer to lands that lie 1000 meters below as hot land (Tierra Caliente)
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The Britons targeted Cartagena. The War of the Jenkins year saw Britain lose to Spain allowing the latter to maintain its dominance of the Caribbean. It lasted until the Seven Years War (Conflictos, 2016). Since the Spanish conquests, there were many rebellions in the region. Most of them were weak and were crushed quickly. In the final rebellion, the inhabitants wanted to be independent of Spain in 1810. It was motivated by the liberation of St. Domingue (Haiti). The rebellion was led by Simon Bolivar and Francisco Santander. The liberation was successful but resulted in two governments. After several internal clashes, Spain took advantage of the situation and re-conquered the region. Again, an uprising started, and Spain…show more content…
Other territories that emerged include Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Panama, and Brazil. Colombia became the first South American country to adopt a constitution. It registered a liberal and a conservative party. Slavery was ended in 1851. The United States had to pay Colombia $25,000,000 after creating the Panama Canal since it facilitated the separation of Panama and Colombia. Since then the country has been subjected to numerous internal divisions as well as bloody civil wars.
Impact of Historical Events
The Colombian culture is a merge of the Latin and American continent culture. It has been hit by a wide array of cultures. From the section above, the influences were introduced by Spaniards, European, Caribbean, American, African, Middle Eastern and Native American cultures. Other modern trends have impacted the country’s cultural status: industrialization, urban migration, globalization, and economic changes, social and political changes.
One of the most symbolic portrayals of this culture is Colombian music. It blends European guitar and song structure with percussion and flutes from the Native tribes with African dance styles. The cuisines are mostly influenced by the cultural traditions of the ancient tribes and diverse fauna and flora. Tropical fruits also a significant form part of the Colombian

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