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Colombia

Socio/political Facts:

  • Population: 51.05 million
  • Capital: Bogotá
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Area: 439,619 square miles. That’s about the size of Texas and California combined.
  • Presidential Democratic Republic as established in the Constitution of 1991.

Fun Facts:

  • Colombia is the Second Most Biodiverse Country in the World.
  • Colombia is the #1 Most Biodiverse Country in Birdlife.
  • Colombian Coffee Comes in at #3 in the World.
  • Colombia is a Country of Celebration. They have 18 Public Holidays Each Year and have the 2nd Largest Carnival Celebration in all of South America.
  • Colombia has 102 Different Indigenous Groups. Some Were Living in Colombia 14,000 Years Ago.
  • Colombia has Coastline on Both the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean.

Baseball Facts:

  • 30 MLB players
  • Baseball is organized in 15 states (Departamentos) out of 30
  • Less than 3% of population with access to baseball
  • Softball is popular (statistics)

Baseball & Softball Stats (Impact):

  • 11,767 kids benefited
  • 124 programs
  • 16 States
  • 72 Cities

Education:

  • All-Star English: Over 150 students benefited
  • Digital Exchange Program: 20 U.S participants and 25 Colombian & Venezuelan participants
  • Coaches Training Workshops: 35 coaches benefited
  • International Sports and Education Exchange Programs: Sport For Social Change – Colombia & USA: 44 student athletes and coaches – 20 cities