Seal of Colombia

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”

~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian author

Website Resources

Check out the books from the Jr. High library display:

Superestrallas del futbol Colombiano Freddy Rincon

OPA Jr. High Library Country Profile: Colombia

CIA World Factbook: Colombia

Music of Colombia

Utah Online Library

Did You Know?

  • Colombia is named after Christopher Columbus, whose Italian name was Cristoforo Colombo.
  • Bogotá, the capital, lies at 8,660 feet (2,640 meters) above sea level.
  • Colombia is the only South American country that has a coast on both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
  • Colombian mines are the largest source of emeralds in the world.

“Colombia.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, Accessed 05 September 2019.

Colombian Emeralds