September 16, 2011
September 16, 2011
Sofi is 11 years old and lives in Colombia.
Sofi lives with her mother. Sofi's mother is Regularly Employed. Sofi has 6 siblings living in the household. Sofi helps with the following duties at home: Cleaning. Sofi's favourite activities and interests include: Bicycling and Sports. Activities that Sofi enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Sofi's favourite activities are: Singing Songs. Sofi attends school. She is in the equivalent of grade 4. Sofi's favourite subject is Language. Her performance in school is Below Average. Sofi's family lives in the area of 11 de Noviembre in Colombia.
Colombia is marked by three parallel mountain ranges of the Andes mountain chain. Vast stretches of lowlands to the east of the mountains are thinly populated and only partly explored. About 73 percent of the population is urban, and most are Roman Catholic. The racial makeup of the country includes mestizo (mixed Spanish and Native American), European, mulatto (mixed black and white), black, and Native American ancestry. Spanish is the official language.
Early in the nineteenth century, the country won its independence from Spain, and the great revolutionary Simón Bolívar became first president of the new republic. A new constitution was adopted in 1886, and the present basic structure of the country was established. The first half of the twentieth century was one of severe political turmoil between liberal and conservative political factions. The National Front brought a measure of stability to the country in the 1960s, but since then, Colombia has been plagued by political corruption, drug wars, guerrilla activity, and terrorist violence.
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