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  1. Co·lom·bi·a
    IPA[kəˈləmbēə]
    • 1. a country in extreme northwestern South America that has a coastline on both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans; population 43,677,400 (est. 2009); capital, Bogotá; official language, Spanish.

    • a country in the extreme NW of South America, having a coastline on both the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean; population 43,677,400 (est. 2009); official language, Spanish; capital, Bogotá. Colombia was conquered by the Spanish in the early 16th century and achieved independence in the early 19th century.
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