Talk:Colombia

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Former good article nominee Colombia was a Geography and places good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Borders are wrong[edit]

The information on the first paragraph regarding borders is wrong. Land borders are correct, but maritime borders are mistaken. Colombia has standing treaties with neighboring caribbean countries where maritime borders are established. Colombia is not bordered to the north by the Caribbean Sea, nor to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Wikipedia should specify land and maritime borders; Colombia, for example, has treaties regarding maritime borders with Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, Panamá, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. I will reference these treaties later on, adding links to Colombia's Ministry of Foreign Relations. Countries all over the world must not think of the sea as a boundary, but as a means of communication, a vast resource cache, and an integral part of its territory. Pabloandresmoro (talk) 01:56, 29 May 2014 (UTC)pabloandresmoro

"Pre Columbian" or "Pre Colombian"?[edit]

The country's name is spelled Colombia and not Columbia, why is the era called "Pre-Columbian" and not "Pre-Colombian"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 17.78.133.79 (talk) 12:14, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

The term refers to the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas and not the founding of Colombia. -- Irn (talk) 13:52, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
I agree. Take Germany as an example. The Germans don't call it Germany. The French don't call it Germany. The English do. Columbia may be called Colombia by the Spanish, but it is Columbia by the English. It should be consistent and should be Columbia and Pre-Columbia. Again, the English call him Columbus, not Colombus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.142.48.14 (talk) 13:58, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 June 2014[edit]

Change the name of Orthodox Catholic Church to Orthodox Church 146.169.53.204 (talk) 21:16, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. All things political or religious probably need a consensus before a change can be made... — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 22:21, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Independence on sidebar[edit]

I request that the word Independence in the independence and establishment box in the sidebar on the right be hyperlinked to the Spanish American Wars of Independence since the Republic of Colombia was officially established following the conclusion of the war. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.82.133.168 (talk) 00:46, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

HDI - Medium?[edit]

In the Wikipedia page List of countries by HDI, there's a discordance between the data provided here about Colombia's HDI qualification. Although the figure is the same, the difference is that it increased 0,003 in the 2014 report, which includes the data of 2013 (when compared to the last report). However, here it says that it decreased. Also, the qualification appears here as: "Medium", while on the HDI page appears as: "High". In the Spanish version of the Colombia article, it appears as high with this same figure and the green arrow. I'm not sure where's the mistake, but it must be corrected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 186.28.192.251 (talk) 01:25, 4 August 2014 (UTC)