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Colombia

Colombia is a country situated in the northwest corner of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru.


Population (2014 est) – 46,245,297

Area – 707,700mi

Capital – Bogota

Ethnic Background

     Mestizo – 58%

     White – 20%

     Mulatto – 14%

     Black – 4%

     Mixed black-Amerindian - 3%

     Amerindian – 1%

Exports - petroleum, coal, emeralds, coffee, nickel, cut flowers, bananas, apparel

Imports - industrial equipment, transportation equipment, consumer goods, chemicals, paper products, fuels, electricity

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 72 years     F 79 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 15.02 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 6.3%

People in Mission

 
Joseph, Michael
Colombia
Michael Joseph, a member of First Congregational Church, Washington, D.C., serves the Restoration, Life and Peace Commission of the Council of Evangelical Churches (CEDECOL). He provides pastoral critical presence to church leaders and lay people who are living in life-threatening situations.
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