Capital: Bogotá D.C. (Capital District)
Population of main metropolitan areas:
Bogota (7,715,800); Medellin (2,490,200); Cali (2,205,700); Barranquilla (1,273,600); Cartagena (914,600); Soacha (749,000); Cúcuta (748,900); Soledad (664,100); Bucaramanga (597,300); Bello (536,400); Villavicencio (502,000); Ibagué (502,000)
Other Languages Spoken:
There are still approximately 60 Amerindian languages in Colombia, as well as Palenquero, which is spoken by the Afro-descendants of the Palenque region.
Catholics 95.2%, Others 4.8%.
It is %T:%M %A In Bogotá
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National Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)
Type of State:
Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
Lower-middle-income economy; emerging financial market; rapidly expanding services sector.
Rich in mineral resources; high level of informal economy
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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4.2 per 100 Inhabitants
13.2 per 100 Inhabitants
49.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
97% of the Population
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Latest Update: September 2023