Country Facts

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Formal Name Republic of Colombia (República de Colombia)
Capital Bogotá
Main Cities Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cartagena
Official Language Spanish
Currency Colombian Peso (COP)
Dialling Code +57
Emergency numbers 112/123
Time Zone UTC/GMT -5
Daylight Savings Time DST is not observed in Colombia
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 110 volts; frequency of 60 hertz. Plug types A and B
Government Republic
Population 46,245,297 (July 2014 est.)
Climate Tropical along the coast and eastern plains; cool in highlands
Land Surface 1,038,700 sq km (including Isla de Malpelo, Roncador Cay, and Serrana Bank)
Coastline 3,208 Km
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