Colombia’s new president Gustavo Petro sworn into office – BBC News

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Colombia’s new president, Gustavo Petro, has been sworn into office in front of a crowd of thousands in the country’s capital city of Bogota.

Mr Petro won Colombia’s general election in June, becoming the country’s first ever leftist president and bringing to an end the ruling of conservative, Ivan Duque.

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In This Story: Colombia

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.

The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.

Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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