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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What in the World? Country #10

What country am I?I have over 45 million residents living on top of me! Spanish is my official language, while most of my people are Roman Catholic (90% of religious adherents). I declared my independence from Spain in July of 1810 and received it nine years later. The chief crops that are grown on top of me are bananas, cocoa beans (all kinds of chocolate are delicious!), corn, cut flowers, rice, and assorted vegetables. My UNESCO World Heritage Sites include the colonial city of Cartagena, San Agustín Archaeological Park (featuring more than 400 stone sculptures), Santa Cruz de Mompox, and Tierradentro National Archaeological Park. Besides the capital, cities include Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Cúcuta, Ibagué, Manizales, Medellín, and Pereira. Three Andes mountain ranges run through me. Finally, I'm the only South American country to have a coastline with both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean! What country am I? The answer is written below...

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