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Colombia

Colombia

Colombia offers the whole diversity of South America in one :

  • Coasts on both the Caribbean Sea (with its turquoise blue waters) and the Pacific Ocean  (with its tropical rain forest)
  • Three mountain ranges where you can live the mythical Andes, from enchanting coffee valleys to magnificent peeks ; with altitudes ranging from 0 m to 5800 m, it includes everything from tropical coconut groves, deserts, humid cloud forests, páramos, to the perpetual snows.
  • The oriental savannah, where one can still have a taste of the “Old West” in its extensive grasslands and cattle haciendas
  • The Amazon Jungle and River with the greatest biodiversity of the world and home to various Indian aboriginal groups
  • Multiple cosmopolitan cities with a great range of cultural activities and internationally renowned gastronomical venues

 

Colombian Facts

Capital : Bogotá (2580m, 8 million people)
Population : 45 million
Currency : Colombian peso
Language : Spanish
Area : 1,141,748 km2 (26th)
Highest peek : 5800 m

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in Colombia
- Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena (1984)
- Los Katíos National Park (1994)
- San Agustín Archaeological Park (1995)
- Tierradentro Archaeological Park (1995)
- Historic Center of Santa Cruz de Mompox (1995)
- Carnival of Barranquilla (2003)
- Palenque de San Basilio (2004)
- Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary (2006)
- Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia (2011)