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Colombia is a country at the northern tip of South America. It's landscape is marked by rainforests, Andes mountains and numerous coffee plantations. In the high-altitude capital, Bogot√°, the Zona Rosa district is known for its restaurants and shops. Cartagena, on the Caribbean coast, has a walled colonial Old Town, a 16th-century castle and nearby coral reefs.

Languages: Spanish (official)

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo 53.5%, White European Colombian 30.7%, African Colombian, Mulatto, Palenquero, or Raizal 10.5%, Native South American 3.4%, other ethnicity 1.9%

Belief Systems: Catholicism 79%, Protestantism 13%, unaffiliated 6%, other 2%


Population: 48.8 million people (World Rank: 28th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 122 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 167th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.29 %/yr (World Rank: 99th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 74 years (World Rank: 115th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 26.8 years (World Rank: 99th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Colombia

World Factbook

Colombia - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Colombia

Colombia - General Information

Colombian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Colombian Government Web Sites
by Gunnar Anzinger.

Travel Info for Colombia

Local Weather Conditions

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