Official state name: Republic of Colombia
Colombia has approximately 46.600.000 inhabitants, of which about 42.300.000 (90,8% of the population) Spanish native speakers.
Besides Spanish, in Colombia people also speak Chibcha and Quechua.
Head of State and Government Chief is Juan Manuel Santos.
Colombia covers an area of approximately 1.141.000 km² and borders on Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Currency of Colombia: Peso colombiano (code: COP, currency symbol: $)
Current time in Colombia: 20:36:14 h
Time difference between Colombia and UTC/GMT (Londres): -5 hours
Daylight saving time (DST): not observed
The international area code for calls from abroad for Colombia is : +57.
Voltage in Colombia: 110-220 V.
Websites of Colombia end usually with .co
Well known products of Colombia: Coffee
In a place split between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean you will find one of the jewels of South America.
Colombia is a land of enchanting rainforests, spectacular mountains, a producer of extraordinary emeralds, and of course smooth rich coffee.
Asking someone what comes in his mind when he thinks about Colombia, mostly you’ll get answers like 'Cocaine, Guerrilla, drugs, war,...maybe coffee!' - But Colombia is much more than that!!! - Sure there are plenty of problems with drugs and guerrillas, but most people live in the big cities and have never seen any of it in real... only on TV, just like us! Experiencing Columbia is well worth the adventure. Your eyes will never rest as the scenic beauty just seems to go on and on. Add all that to the culture mix of Indigenous roots, Spanish culture and African folklore for the experience of a lifetime.
It is not recommended to travel to the provinces of Caqueta, Putumayo, Meta and Choco or to the rural areas of Antioquia, Cauca, Narino, and Norte de Santander - please consult the Ministery of Foreign affairs of your home country for current travel warnings.
Intresting websites related to Colombia
Official site of the Colombian Soccer Association
Colombia Human Rights Network
igc.org is available in Spanish and English.
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