Interesting Facts About Colombia

Colombia’s main exports are oil, coal, coffee, gold and other food products. Interestingly 12% of the world’s coffee comes from Colombia.

The highest mountain in the country is Pico Cristóbal Colón, which is about 19,020 feet high.

Colombia is broken up into 33 departments represented by a local government and a governor. The capital city is Bogota and it has a population of about 7 million. The whole country contains about 46 million people. This makes it the 29th most populous country on Earth.

The official language of the country is Spanish, but English is also used in some parts.

The currency used in Colombia is the Peso (although this is different from other countries that also use the Peso, such as Mexico).

The flag of Colombia was adopted in 1861 and the colors represent certain historical events. Yellow (federation of Greater Colombia), blue (independence from Spain) and red (courage).

Amazon rainforest, tropical grassland and both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines form a part of the Colombian territory.

Coffee production contributes to more than 20% of the revenue of Colombia.

The country does not have specific seasons. Due to its proximity to the equator, Colombia experiences sunlight throughout the year.

Colombia is also the most bio diverse country in the world.