Colombia is, and has been, a regional power for centuries as it sits at the crossroads
of South America and Central America, as well as between the Caribbean Sea and the
Pacific Ocean. This has made it a pivotal location for the Spanish explorers, Spanish
government, and today traders of all kinds, both those transporting legal goods
as well as those illegally transporting drugs from the continent to the north.
This history has lent itself well to Colombia as the power in the region has led
to impressive architecture found in historic cities and towns. For other visitors,
the main draw to Colombia is the natural beauty and diversity the country contains
from rain forests in the Amazon River Basin and the high Andes to the beautiful
coastline, especially along the Caribbean Sea.
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