Latin America & Caribbean

Colombia profile - Facts

Image caption Coffee is one of Colombia's major exports
  • Full name: Republic of Colombia
  • Population: 47.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Bogota
  • Area: 1.14 million sq km (440,831 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Colombian peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Petroleum, coffee, coal, gold, bananas, cut flowers, chemicals, emeralds, cotton products, sugar, livestock
  • GNI per capita: US $7,590 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .co
  • International dialling code: +57