Colombia
 
 
Parliament
National Constitution

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Population
49,065,615
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Welcome to Colombia

Flag Description
three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double-width), blue, and red; the flag retains the three main colors of the banner of Gran Colombia, the short-lived South American republic that broke up in 1830; various interpretations of the colors exist and include: yellow for the gold in Colombia's land, blue for the seas on its shores, and red for the blood spilled in attaining freedom; alternatively, the colors have been described as representing more elemental concepts such as sovereignty and justice (yellow), loyalty and vigilance (blue), and valor and generosity (red); or simply the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity

note: similar to the flag of Ecuador, which is longer and bears the Ecuadorian coat of arms superimposed in the center

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from Spain Declared July 20, 1810

Capital
Bogotá

Calling code
+57

Currency
Peso (COP)

Geographic Coordinates
4°39'N 74°3'W

Official languages
English

Location
Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama

Geographic coordinates
4 00 N, 72 00 W


Map references
South America

Area
total: 1,138,910 sq km
country comparison to the world: 26
land: 1,038,700 sq km
water: 100,210 sq km
note: includes Isla de Malpelo, Roncador Cay, and Serrana Bank

Area - comparative
slightly less than twice the size of Texas

Coastline
3,208 km (Caribbean Sea 1,760 km, North Pacific Ocean 1,448 km)

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Pico Cristobal Colon 5,775 m
note: nearby Pico Simon Bolivar also has the same elevation

Nationality
noun: Colombian(s)
adjective: Colombian

Languages
Spanish (official)

National symbol(s)
Andean condor

National anthem
name: "Himno Nacional de la Republica de Colombia" (National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia)

National Anthem lyrics/music: Rafael NUNEZ/Oreste SINDICI
note: adopted 1920; the anthem was created from an inspirational poem written by President Rafael NUNEZ

Budget
revenues: $107.4 billion
expenditures: $106 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
29.1% of GDP (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 95

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Colombia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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