Here are some amazing facts about Columbia!
10. When a girl turns 15, her age is celebrated through the festival of “La Quinceañera”, meaning, the 15-year-old. This is celebrated by honoring the womanhood of the girl.
9. The official name of Colombia is the Republic of Colombia, derived from the last name of explorer Christopher Columbus. The country’s name is pronounced Col-o-mbia, not Col-u-mbia, which is a common mistake by non-Spanish speaking visitors. Check out this not so known fact about Christopher Columbus‘ tomb here!
8. The Colombian national anthem is played on the radio and television every day at 6 am and 6 pm by law.
7. Colombia is the world’s leading source of emeralds. It is also the third-largest exporter of coffee in the world after Brazil and Vietnam.
6. Colombia is the only country in South America that has two coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
5. Colombia is the 2nd country with the most national holidays. They have 19 holidays out of which 12 are Catholic and 7 are Civic. Colombia comes after India, which has 21 holidays.
4. The famous Pablo Escobar hailed from Colombia!
3. Colombia has 300 beaches that tourists and locals can enjoy. Colombia has a lot of natural beauty and resources that people from all walks of life can discover.
2. The Cano Cristales is a river, that turns into a liquid rainbow, with various colors. It is also known as the River of Five! It is also known as, the River of Five Colors. The river can change its river bed into colors of yellow, black, blue, green, and red in late July till November.
1. Colombia is home to pink dolphins. The Amazon River dolphin or Vaquitas is one of the unique animals that can be spotted in the country! They are born grey, but they turn pink as they age. When they get excited they flush a brighter pink just like humans!
That was all for Columbia, home to dreamy pink dolphina. Do let us know how did you find these facts in the comments section below!