Education is free and compulsory for five years in Colombia. Illiteracy is declining, having dropped from an estimated 90% at the end of the 19th century to an estimated 8.2% in 2000 (males, 8.2%; females, 8.2%).
Colombia Rivers form an integral part of the physiography of Colombia. Magdalena is the principal river of Colombia that flows between the Cordilla Central and Cordilla Oriental.
The Colombian Christmas spirit begins when grandmas join in the kitchen to begin preparing all the delicious traditional plates and desserts for the holiday season.