Population 46.3 million
Languages Spanish (official), plus various indigenous languages
Currency Colombian peso (C$ or COP$)
Capital Bogotá (population: 7.6 million)
International phone code 57
Time zone GMT -5hr
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12 tips for backpacking Colombia
Colombia is a nation on the rise. The land of Shakira, Gabriel García Márquez and James Rodríguez has it all, from the bougainvillea-festooned streets of Car…22 Feb 2016 • Stephen Keeling insert_drive_file Article