Colombia

Colombia shares borders with Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador. The Pacific Ocean lies to its south west, and the Caribbean Sea to the north.

Historically an agricultural economy, by the end of the 20th century the majority of the workforce was employed in industry and services. Colombia is rich in natural resources, and its main exports include petroleum, coal, coffee, sugarcane, oilseed and other agricultural products.

Bogota, the capital and largest city, is located in the country’s central mountain region at an altitude of more than 2500m.

Colombia is a diverse country. There are beautiful Caribbean beaches, archaeological ruins, jungle adventures, high mountains, bustling towns and cities − and lots of coffee plantations.

 

The Essentials

Population
45.7 million   
Language
Spanish 
Currency
Peso 
Climate
Tropical on the coast and eastern plains; cooler in the highlands  
Largest Cities
Bogota (cap) pop 7.6m, Medellin pop 3.7m, Cali pop 3.2m  
More Info
www.colombia.travel/en/ 

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