Colombia: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Bogotá (& largest city)

Population: 49.1 million (2017 estimate)

Language(s): Spanish & various regional

President: Juan Manuel Santos

Vice President: Germán Vargas Lleras

Currency: Colombian  Peso (COP)

Area: 1,141,748 km2 (440,831 mi2)

Dialing Code: +57

Time Zone: Colombia Time “COT” (UTC-5)
•   DST/Summer Time: Not Observed

Demonym: Colombian (what’s this?)

Endonym: Colombia
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 14

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types A / B (define)

Country Code (ISO): CO (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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