Situated in the northwestern part of South America, Colombia is made up of five main regions including, the Andes mountain ranges, the Pacific Ocean coastal region, the Caribbean Sea coastal region, the Amazon rain forest region and the Llanos (plains). This has contributed to the diversification of Colombian culture. Moreover, urbanization and globalization have also significantly changed the way of living in Colombia.
Spanish culture has immensely influenced the Colombian culture. It introduced Catholicism, feudal encomienda system, African slavery and a system that favored the whites. The Black people mingled with the indigenous Colombia people. This produced a mix of cultures. When the Republic of Colombia was established, Colombians realized a number of benefits, including slavery ban and industrialization. Here are some of them.