The climate is cold enough on the higher regions and tropical on the eastern places and the coast. The natural resources are petroleum, coal, iron ore, natural gas, gold, nickel, copper, silver, emerald and platinum.
The important political parties of the country are Conservative Party of Colombia, Polo Democratico and Liberal Party. Regarding Colombia economy, the GDP is $366.7 billion as of 2006. The government of Colombia is a republican government.
The country boasts of a couple of industries, which form a significant part of basic Colombia information. These industries are associated with chemicals, textiles, cement, metal items, containers made up of cardboard and beverages. The different products of agriculture are coffee, cotton, bananas, rice, sugarcane, corn, tobacco, soybeans, sorghum and potatoes. The agricultural sector forms 12%, the industrial sector forms 5.2% and the service sector forms 52.7% of the total GDP.
The total population of the country is 43,593,035 (data of year 2005). The national language of the country is Spanish. The different ethnic groups who reside in this country are mestizo 58%, mulatto 14%, white 20%, Amerindian - black 3%, black 4% and Amerindian 1%.
Language Schools in Colombia
Language schools in Colombia offer training in Spanish language to the
people who live outside Colombia. These schools are mainly required for people from an oversea land who are not accustomed with Spanish. An amazing feature of the Colombia language schools is that apart from a trainer, they also use audio visual media to impart language training in Spanish.
The language schools of Colombia scores the highest enrollment from foreigners who are interested in learning a new language or the ones who are shifting their base to Colombia so that they can communicate with the locals there.
Even if one is traveling to Colombia just for tourism purpose, one should always learn little Spanish for it would make his or her stay convenient. The main feature of language schools at Colombia is that they offer both short term and long term courses in Spanish.
The short term courses are generally for tourists who want to learn the basic things so as to communicate with the local people there, though many foreign tourists also apply for the long term course.
Following is a list of language schools in Colombia where one can enroll himself or herself for learning Spanish:
1.ISSO Av. 5C Norte # 23DN-86 - Of, 301 Cali Phone: (57 2) 6802001, 6601798
Cra. 15 # 95-35 oficina 504 Bogota Phone: (57 1) 2181679, 2189662
2.Andap, Bogota, Colombia
3.Spanish World Institute, Bogota, Colombia
4.Language Center Universidad EAFIT, Carrera 49 N° 7 Sur - 50, Medellin
5.Escuela de Espanol Nueva Lengua, Cartagena, Colombia