Interesting Facts about Colombia

Interesting Facts about Colombia: Colombia is not a European country But they are located in South America. The official name of this country is the Republic of Colombia. The estimated population of this country is more than 49 million people. Which makes it the 25th largest country by population. The total area of this country is 1,141,748 square kilometers. The borders of Colombia meet with Panama to the northwest, Venezuela, and Brazil to the east, Endora and Peru to the south. Also, they share maritime borders with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The capital of Colombia is Bogotá.

Facts about Colombia

Total nominal GDP of Colombia is $322.489 billion.

In Colombia per capita nominal GDP is $6,472.

Colombia has the world’s biggest theater celebration, the Iberoamericana.

Full freedom from Spain was picked up by Colombia in 1813.

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Colombia is the most joyful nation on the planet as indicated by the Barometer of Happiness 2013 and 2014.

Colombia is a piece of the Ring of Fire, a gathering of nations in the Pacific Ocean helpless against earthquakes and volcanic effusions.

The currency of Colombia is Peso. 1 US dollar is equal to 2816.90 Colombian pesos. 

Colombia is a nation of butterfly species. One out of five butterfly species is found in Colombia.

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The national animal of Colombia is Andean condor.

Colombia is a developed country. The literacy rate in Colombia is 94.25 percent according to UNESCO report(2016). Which means more than 94% Colombians can read and write.

Colombia is the only country in South America that has coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

The law requires the Colombia National Anthem to play on TV and the radio everyday at 6 a.m.

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Colombia is the oldest democracy in South America.

The official language of Colombia is Spanish. Around 99% of Colombians communicate in Spanish.

The popular singer and “The Voice” judge Shakira hails from Colombia.

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Colombia is a tourist-friendly country. Every year almost 2 million tourists visit Colombia and spend a huge amount of money.

Main exports of Colombia are oil, coal, nickel, gold, flowers, coffee, bananas, tropical fruits, textiles, and clothing.

Main Imports of Colombia chemicals, petroleum, coal products, machinery, computers, electronic products, transportation equipment and agricultural products.

The main trading partner of Colombia is United State.

Average life expectancy of Colombian people is 74.18 years.

The United States of Colombia was divided into nine federal states, called “sovereign states”, which are Antioquia, Bolívar,  Boyacá,  Cauca, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Panamá, Santander, Tolima.

The national game of Colombia is Tejo.

Calling code and internet code of this country is +57 or .co.

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