The Republic of Colombia lies in the north-west of South America, with the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its continental neighbours are Venezuela and Brazil to the east, and Peru and Ecuador to the south, while Panama connects it with Central America. The coastal areas have a tropical rainforest climate, the plateaux are temperate, and in the Andes mountains there are areas of permanent snow. Total average annual rainfall is 2,676 mm (105 ins). The language is Spanish. Almost all of the inhabitants profess Christianity, and around 87% are Roman Catholics. The national flag (proportions 2 by 3) has three horizontal stripes, of yellow (one-half of the depth) over dark blue over red. The capital is Bogotá.
Image Citation: Country Flag (Colombia), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 29 October 2020 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/co.FLAG
Citation: Location, Climate, Language, Religion, Flag, Capital (Colombia), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 29 October 2020 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/co.is.2
"These recordings were made in 1951 by Dr. Andrew H. Whiteford in the little city of Popayán, in southwestern Colombia. Two types of traditional music are found in Popayán: the murga and the chirimía. The Spanish word murga means ‘a wandering band of street musicians.’ It is sometimes called a conjunto."