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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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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B
  • Juan Pablo Angel soccer player
  • Andres Pastrana Arango politician
  • Julio Arboleda poet
  • German Arciniegas historian
  • Moises Arias actor
  • Stella Arroyave actress
  • Faustino Asprilla Noel Avila musician
  • Simon Bolivar former president
  • Fernando Botero artist
  • Cabas musician
  • Orlando Cabrera baseball player
  • Ryan Cabrera musician
  • Francisco Jose de Caldas botanist
  • Francisco Santos Calderon politician
  • Leslie Camacho film director
  • Alex Campos artist
  • Baldomero Sanin Cano literary critic
  • Manolo Cardona actor
  • Jose Eusebio Caro poet
  • Miguel Antonio Caro philologist, humanist
  • Jaime Castro Castro politician, lawyer
  • Gregorio Vazquez Arce y Ceballos artist
  • Jorge Celebon musician
  • Jane Chaplin author
  • Jose Rozo Contreras composer
  • Ivan Cordoba footballer
  • Jose Maria Cordoba soldier
  • Julio Sanchez Cristo journalist
  • Rufino Jose Cuervo philologist, humanist
D - E
  • Nicolas Gomez Davila author
  • Diomedes Diaz musician
  • Eric Durham journalist
  • Pablo Escobar entrepeneur
  • German Espinosa author, poet
  • Miguel de la Espriella artist
I - G
  • Sergio Fajardo politician
  • Fonseca musician
  • Margarita Rosa de Francisco actor
  • Martin de Francisco actor
  • Paula Garces actor
  • Nina Garcia fashion editor
  • Radamel Falcao Garcia footballer
  • Rodrigo Garcia film director
  • Luis Eduardo Garzon politician
  • Scott Gomez hockey player
  • Fernando Gonzalez author
  • Gregorio Guitierrez Gonzales poet
  • Leon de Greiff poet
  • Pepita Inez artist
  • Jorge Isaacs author
J - L
  • Julio Jimenez author
  • Juanes musician
  • John Leguizamo actor
  • Rodolfo Llinas neuroscientist
  • Hola Lola journalist
M - P
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez nobel laureate
  • Antanas Mockus politician
  • Juan Pablo Montoya race car driver
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno actor
  • Santiago Moure actor
  • Alvaro Mutis author
  • Manuel Elkin Patarroyo pathologist
  • Enrique Penalosa politician
  • Rafael Pombo poet
R - S
  • Omar Rayo artist
  • Edgar Renteria baseball player
  • Jose Eustacio Rivera author
  • Hugo Rodallega footballer
  • Francisco de Paula Santander army general, first president of independent Colombia
  • Santy musician
  • Mauricio Serna footballer
  • Shakira musician
  • Jose Maria Sierra "Don Pepe" entrepreneur, philanthropist
  • Jose Asuncion Silva poet
T - Z
  • Luis Castellanos Tapias author
  • Alvaro Uribe former president
  • Richardo Uribe artist
  • Guillermo Uribe-Holguin composer
  • Carlos Valderrama footballer
  • Guillermo Valencia author, poet
  • Fabian Andres Vargas footballer
  • Sofia Vergara actor
  • Carmen Villalobos actor
  • Camilo Villegas golfer
  • Carlos Vives musician
  • Charlie Zaa musician
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Colombia Trivia

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?

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

About the Author

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