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

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Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. 8% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. This country has more than 9,735,000 motor vehicles (201 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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

4. The national top-level domain is .co . There are over 1,400,000 websites with this extension.

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

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

7. The country has 836 airports, 121 of the paved surface.

8. In this country there are more than 874 km of railway tracks.

9. There is a metro line with a length of 28.8 km (27 stations) in Medellin. It was opened in 1995. About 183 million people use it annually.

10. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 4.2 Mb / s, and the maximum is 28.1 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

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

12. There are 1500 species of butterflies in the botanical garden in Armenia.

13. Full name of the country – Republic of Colombia.

14. Natural resources: oil, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds.

15. Political system – republic.

16. In 1982, Gabriel García Márquez received the Nobel Prize for Literature.


Geography in Colombia

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. This country is 3.6 times the size of Poland.

8. The longest river is Magdalena, 1350 km.

9. The highest peak is Cristóbal Colón, 5775 m above sea level.

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

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

12. 606340 km2 of the country is covered by forests (58.4%)

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

98. The nearest capital in a straight line from Bogota is Quito (Ecuador) – 727 km.

99. The furthest capital in a straight line from Bogota is Jakarta (Indonesia) – 19,813 km.


Finance in Colombia

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

2. Income tax in Colombia is 33%.

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 427 139 000 000 (PLN 1,828,159,920,000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 309,000,000,000 (PLN 1,322,520,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 38% of GDP, which is about: $ 162 312 820 000 (PLN 694 698 869 600),
2018 year was 48.5% GDP, i.e. around: $ 149 865 000 000 (PLN 641 422 200 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 3 093 (PLN 13 237).

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

9. 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%).

10. Over 10% of Colombia’s national income comes from the production of drugs, mainly cocaine.

11. 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).

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


Law in Colombia

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Education in Colombia

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 84.

4. 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).


Work in Colombia

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

2. Income tax in Colombia is 33%.

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

4. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 9.1% .

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

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

7. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Colombia

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

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

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

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

5. The longest river is Magdalena, 1350 km.

6. The highest peak is Cristóbal Colón, 5775 m above sea level.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Army in Colombia

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 53 place,
2018 > year – 44 place.

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

3. 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.

4. Expenses for the army:
2014 year – $ 12,000,000,000 (PLN 51,360,000,000),
2018 year – $ 12 146 000 000 (51 984 880 000 PLN).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 it numbered about 15 ships, in 2018 it counts about < strong style = "color: green;"> 15 ships.


Society in Colombia

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

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

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

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

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

6. 10% of the population suffer from malnourishment (approximately 4,850,000).

7. 13.8% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

8. The average IQ level is 84.

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

10. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average.

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

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

13. The population density is 40 people / km2.

14. The main religion is Catholicism, 89%.

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

16. In this country there are approximately:
12 107 000 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.

17. 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).

18. 59 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

19. 76% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Colombia

1. The national alcohol is aguardiente.

2. The national tree is the wax palm Quindio.

3. The national animal is a condor bird.

4. National fruits are borojó and curuba.

5. Motto of the country – “Freedom and order.”

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


Sport in Colombia

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


History of Colombia

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

2. Independence from Spain was obtained on August 7, 1819.

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

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


Language in Colombia

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

2. There are 64 mother tongues.


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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).

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What is the largest river in Colombia?

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

answer: Marta


Which Colombia has national colors?

National colors: yellow, blue and red.

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What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is aguardiente.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

The national sport is Tejo.

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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.

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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