Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Up with Geography: Colombia

Country Name:


South America


South American continent. Colombia
outlined in dark ink & shaded.

A close-up of Colombia & its neighbors.

Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador

Water Borders:
Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea

Total Area:
440,831 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena

Famous Geographical Point:
Andes Mountains

Famous Person:
Sofia Vergara, actress

Book Set In/About:
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw by Mark Bowden

A non-fiction book about Colombia's most infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, by one of my favorite authors. It's a great snapshot of both Escobar and that time period of Colombian history.

Movie Set In/About:
"Los viajes del viento (The Wind Journeys)" (2009), directed by Ciro Guerra

A man makes a journey across Colombia to return a musical instrument to his elderly instructor. This movie sounds like a lovely showcase of Colombian terrain and music.

Headline of the Day:
“Passengers Evacuated from SMOKING Plane on Emergency Slides in Colombia” on

All caps theirs, not mine.


Patricia said...

Big country! Was the SMOKING really capitalized like that? Seems odd for a headline, but then again: British.

balyien said...

Yes, it really was capitalized like that! *insert complaint about the state of modern journalism here*