Colombia (pronounced /kəˈlʌmbiə/), officially the Republic of Colombia (Spanish: República de Colombia, pronounced [reˈpuβlika ðe koˈlombja], is a country in northwestern South America. It is named after Christopher Columbus. Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the northwest by Panama; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia also shares maritime borders with Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Colombia is the twenty-sixth largest nation in the world and the fourth largest in South America. It has the twenty-ninth largest population in the world and the second largest in South America, after Brazil. Colombia has the third largest Spanish-speaking population in the world after Mexico and the United States of America.
Religion in Colombia
- The Complete Book of Buddha's Lists -- Explained. David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
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