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Capital : Bogotá
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Peso
Population : 48 927 600
Area : 1 141 748 km2

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Colombia facts

1. Independence from Spain was obtained on August 7, 1819.
2. The population density is 40 people / km2.
3. This country is 3.6 times the size of Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 89%.
5. The longest river is Magdalena, 1350 km.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Colombia.
7. Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds.
8. Political system – republic.
9. The highest peak is Cristóbal Colón, 5775 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “Freedom and order.”
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11. Over 10% of Colombia’s national income comes from the production of drugs, mainly cocaine.

12. There are the most emeralds in the world (60% of the world’s resources).

13. The name Colombia comes from the name of Christopher Columbus.

Author: Turyst

14. There are no seasons in Colombia, this country is on the equator.

15. Of the 14,000 butterfly species, 3,000 are in Colombia.

16. There are 64 mother tongues.

17. In the Archaeological Park – San Austin, there are the most religious monuments in South America.

Author: MR

18. The oldest city is Santa Maria founded in 1525.

19. In Armenia, there are 1500 butterfly species in the botanical garden.

20. In the Cocora Valley there are the world’s highest wax palms. Their height reaches 60 meters.

Author: Pati

21. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 53 place,
      – 2018 year – 44 place.

22. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 445 000 professional and 62,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 369 100 professional and 142 450 reservists.

23. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 0 tanks, 1150 armored vehicles, 450 jet aircraft and 250 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 0 tanks, 1335 armored vehicles, 486 jet aircraft and 273 helicopters.

24. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $12,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $12 146 000 000 .

25. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 15 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 15 ships.

Author: Wojak

26. There is a radio station in Colombia which constantly broadcasts messages reported by the families of kidnapped people.

Author: ciekawy

27. The minimum wage is 644 350 pesos per month. In addition, everyone receives a transport allowance of 74,000 pesos. Data from 2015.

Author: Daria

28. Income tax in Colombia is 33%.

29. Retired women can go at the age of 57, and men at the age of 62.

30. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.1% .

Author: Daria

31. Three Colombians have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

32. The richest of them is Luis Carlos Sarmiento with assets worth over $13.4 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

33. In Colombia, an average adult consumes about 6.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.

Author: AlkoWorld

34. The national alcohol is aguardiente.

35. The most beer is beer – 65.6%, then spirit – 33%, wine – 1.1%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.3%.

Author: AlkoWorld

36. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

37. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

38. The average IQ level is 84.

Author: EduKacJa

39. The national animal is a condor bird.

40. National fruits are borojó and curuba.

Author: Kos

41. The national tree is the wax palm Quindio.

Author: Alma

42. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 60 km / h.

43. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road ranges from 80 to 90 km / h, and on highways from 90 to 120 km / h.

44. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.2 promile.

45. In 2013, 6,038 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

46. 8% of fatal accidents have caused people under the influence of alcohol.

47. In this country there are over 9,735,000 vehicles registered (201 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

48. 10% of the population suffer from malnourishment (approximately 4,850,000).

49. 13.8% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

50. The volcano Armero erupted on November 13, 1985, 23,000 people.

Author: Fiorella

51. On January 20, 1980, a wooden tribune collapsed at the stadium in Sucre, killing over 200 people.

Author: Fiorella

52. In this country there are over 141 374 km of paved roads (0.22% of all roads in the world).

53. In this country there are 836 airports, 121 of the paved surface.

54. In this country there are over 874 km of railway tracks.

55. In Medellin there is a 28.8 km metro line (27 stations). It was opened in 1995. Approximately 183 million people use it annually.

Author: Marlène

56. In this country, over 28 475 000 (2015) 31 275 567 (2018) people have access to internet (around 64% of the population).

57. About 24,000,000 (2015) 29,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

58. The average internet connection speed is 4.2 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 28.1 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

59. The national top-level domain is .co . There are over 1,400,000 websites with such an extension.

60. The most popular pages with the extension .co are: t.co, google.com.co and mercadolibre.com.co.

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61. The country has 2018 over $47,510,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.39% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

62. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $427 139 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $309,000,000,000 .

63. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 38% GDP, or around: $162 312 820 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 48.5% GDP, or around: $149 865 000 000. To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $3 093.

Author: Komornik

64. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $101 300 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $1,856,000,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

65. In this country an average adult person smokes 34 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

66. The highest building in the country is the Colpatria Tower in Bogota, 196 meters high.

Author: BobBudowniczy

67. In this country there are 5.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 2 568 216 people).

Author: Reebeka

68. The lowest temperature: -4.4 °C was measured in Bogota.

69. The highest temperature: 45 °C was measured in Puerto Salgar.

Author: weather

70. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

71. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.9 years (women – 76.7 years and men – 69.2 years).

Author: Wilga

72. In 1982, Gabriel García Márquez received the literary Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

73. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

74. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.4 years old.

75. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average

Author: Nadia

76. The average age of people living in this country is 29.3 years.

77. The country is around:
127,000,000 people (24.94%) in the age range 0-14 years.
33 072 000 people (68.13%) in the age range 15-64 years.
3,364,000 people (6.93%) over 65 years old.

78. In this country, about 799,000 children are born each year (1.6% of the population), and about 262,000 people die (0.5% of the population).

Author: Sara19

79. According to polls, half of the citizens of this country say they are not interested in politics (Highest score in the world).

Author: Zalin

80. Colombia according to the Hapiness Index, is one of the happiest countries in the world.

81. The percentage share in the global economy of Colombia in 2015 is 0.54% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Author: Setar

82. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

Author: Lutra

83. In this country, a person under 18 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

84. There are 437856 km2 of agricultural land in Colombia (42% of the country).

85. 59 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

86. Vetas is the highest located city in the country.

87. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1954.

Author: Statyk

88. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 44 days.

89. The country joined the UN on November 5, 1945.

90. The work week is 48 hours.

Author: Statyk

91. 76% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

92. 606340 km2 of the country is covered by forests (58.4%)

93. The last death penalty was carried out in 1909.

Author: Statyk

94. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 33%, and for companies 34% (2018).

95. The tax on goods and services is 19% (2018).

96. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.1%.

Author: Fan%

97. Colombia has 12,800 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

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What is the highest peak in Colombia?
The highest peak in Colombia is Cristóbal Colón and Simón Bolívar (5775 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Colombia?
The largest river in Colombia is Magdalena, 1,350 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Colombia?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Colombia has national colors?
National colors: yellow, blue and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is aguardiente.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
The national sport is Tejo.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Colombia?
Colombia borders with such countries as: 1 644 km, Ecuador 590 km, Panama 225 km, Peru 1 800 km, Venezuela 2,050 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 29.3 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 644 350 pesos per month. In addition, everyone receives a transport allowance of 74,000 pesos. Data from 2015.

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Colombia?
The population density is 47 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Freedom and order.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 45 ° C was measured in Puerto Salgar.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -4.4 ° C was measured in Bogota.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta