Bogota Colombia

Essay by GreemCollege, UndergraduateB+, November 2014

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Bogota, the Capital of Colombia, has grown from small city inhabited by Mesoamericans to a great industrial sector affecting the world. The district houses over 7.5 million inhabitants and is located deep in the middle of Colombia. The official language is Spanish, which makes it easy for trade with bordering countries because their official language is also Spanish except for Brazil. (Analysis) So what does this all mean for the city? Bogota has a large Spanish speaking population that in order to affect the world, needs to use global trading at its best. In order to do that, it can easily reach bordering countries to do direct trade or it can also use its proximity to the Panama Canal to reach the entire world. Cartagena is classified as the only "large" port of Colombia, big enough for commerce. Although Colombia already has a national transhipment port of their own, I'm sure Panama helped Colombia establish itself at one point or another and still plays a role to connect it to the rest of the world.

As much as Bogota isn't directly seen as a high ranked world city, it still managed to place itself in the top 50 cities according to the ease of doing business index (a ranking that indicates how well business regulations and property rights are handled). Its main GDP is generated from the services sector (tertiary) at 52.7%, 38% from industry (secondary) and 9.3% for agriculture (primary). The main industries revolve around textiles, clothing and footwear, food processing (secondary and capital intensive) and oil, gold, coal and emeralds (primary and labour intensive). Two of the main tertiary sector industries in Bogota are tourism and shopping malls, which is to be expected since the city is the Capital of Colombia.

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