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Area: 1,138,910 sq km (439,735 sq mi.)
Population: 36,813,161
Capital: Santafé de Bogotá (pop. 5,025,989) flag.jpg (3136 bytes)
Largest Cities: Medellín (pop. 1,594,967), Cali (pop. 1,655,699), Barranquilla (pop. 1,100,000)
Language: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic 95%  See Religion Chart
Currency: Colombian Peso
Exchange Rate: 1030 pesos = US$1
Anthem: "Himno Nacional" ("National Anthem")
Flag: The yellow in the flag represents the land, blue the ocean, and the red the blood spilled by patriots
Ethnic Groups: 58% Mestizo, 20% White, 14% Mulatto, 4% Black, 3% black and Native American, 1% Native American See Ethnic Chart

 

 

 

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Last updated: March 04, 2001.