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Colombia Facts

Colombia's Information

Flag of Colombia
Land Area 1,038,700 km2
Water Area 100,210 km2
Total Area 1,138,910km2 (#25)
Population 47,220,856 (#29)
Population Density 45.46/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $688.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $14,100
Currency Peso (COP)
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Largest Cities
  • Name: Colombia
    (long form) Republic of Colombia
  • Capital City: Bogota (7,412,117 pop.)
    (9,600,000 metro)
  • Colombia Population: 45,745,783 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Colombia Peso (COP)
    (conversion rates)

    Colombian Peso
    One Thousand Colombian Pesos
  • Ethnicity: Mestizo 58%, White 20%, Mulatto 14%, Black 4%, Mixed black-Amerindian 3%, Amerindian 1%
  • GDP total: $511.1 billion (2012)
  • GDP per capita: $11,000 (2012)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cucuta, Bucaramanga
  • Name: The name Colombia comes from Christopher Columbus' given name, (Cristobal Colon)
  • National Day: July 20
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

Colombia Trivia

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Colombia?

The Mestizo ethnic group claims a 53.5% share of Colombia’s population.

Ethnic Groups Of Colombia

What Is The Capital Of Colombia?

Bogota is the capital of Colombia. It is the largest city in the country. Bogota is administered as the Capital District and is held to be a territorial entity of the first order. It is also the nation’s economic, cultural, artistic, and sports hub.

What Is The Capital Of Colombia?

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