Capital: Bogotá D.C. (Capital District)
Population of main cities including suburbs:
Bogota (8,361,000); Medellin (3,312,000); Cali (2,801,000); Barranquilla (1,871,000); Cartagena (1,240,000); Bucaramanga (956,000).
64% mixed ethnic origins, 11% Afro-Colombians, 20% white, 3% Amerindians.
Other Languages Spoken:
There are still approximately 60 Amerindian languages in Colombia, and 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.
Rich in mineral resources; the underground economy is very active.
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.
To Make a Call From Colombia, Dial 005, 007 or 009
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49.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
93.6% of the Population
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