Colombia facts Selected as the most interesting among South America related questions in South America quiz Why is a bullet ant called a 'bullet'?Its bite feels like a bullet. The ant named on account of its powerful and potent sting. It inhabits humid lowland rain forests from Nicaragua to Brazil, where it is often called "Hormiga Veinticuatro" or "24 (hour) ant", referring to the "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".Created by: globalquiz.organimals of South America facts » Where are emeralds found the most?In Colombia. Colombia is by far the world's largest producer of emeralds, constituting 50–95% of the world production. The Colombian emeralds are also the purest. The emerald trade is at the center of funding of ongoing civil conflict in Colombia, second to drug trade.Created by: globalquiz.orgnatural resources facts » What is the second most populous country in South America?Colombia. The population of Colombia (47M) is larger than Argentina (41M), Peru (30M) and Venezuela (30M)Created by: globalquiz.orgdemographics facts » Where was Gabriel García Márquez from?Colombia. Gabriel García Márquez, one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, was born 6 March 1927 in Aracataca, a small town in Colombia. Some of his works are set in a fictional town called Macondo, mainly inspired by his birthplace. On his death in April 2014, Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, described him as "the greatest Colombian who ever lived".Created by: globalquiz.orgwriters facts » Which country borders Brazil and Panama?Colombia borders Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.Created by: globalquiz.orgBrazil facts » What was never named to honor Columbus?A see. There is a State of Colombia. The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo. Columbia University is one of the best universities in the USA. But Columbus see has never exist.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskageographic discoveries facts » Play South America quiz and see all the questions.