Key Information & Facts of Colombia

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 18 February 2016.

General Info

Bogotá

is the capital and largest city.

The 'Peso' (COP)

is the national currency. Its currently has no sub-unit.

48,400,388

is the population (2015 estimate).

Colombia Time (COT) UTC -5

is the country’s time zone.

Spanish

is the main language spoken, though there are dozens of regional languages.

1,141,748

km2 (440,831 mi2) is its area.

CO

is the 2-digit ISO country code.

+57

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

Latin

is the script used in the Spanish alphabet & language.

Colombian

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types A & B

is the country’s electricity adapter types, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the tobacco purchase age.

18

is the drinking age.

14

is the age of consent.

123

is the general emergency number.

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Government & Identity

Juan Manuel Santos

is the president.

Constitutional Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Germán Vargas Lleras

is the vice president.

'Congreso' (Congress)

is the country’s legislating body.

'¡Oh, Gloria Inmarcesible!'

is the country’s national anthem (“O unfading glory!”).

National Motto

is the country’s national motto.
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Key Cities & Regions

Bogotá

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