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Colombia

Colombia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Bogota

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:36

  • Population

    Population

    49.8 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +57

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ COP (peso)

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Colombia

Colombia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Bogota

  • Local time

    Local time

    2:36

  • Population

    Population

    49.8 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +57

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ COP (peso)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 526

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.08 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    3 240mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 138 910 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    23%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    53%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    40%

  • Railways

    Railways

    1672km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    32.26 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    mestizo - 58 %
    white - 20 %
    mulatto - 14 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 90 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    94.2%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    481 100

  • Murders

    Murders

    27 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    16%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    10%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    12%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    31 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    textiles, food processing, oil, clothing and footwear, beverages, chemicals, cement, gold, coal

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -274%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    24%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    84 092kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    59 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    41

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What not to do when visiting Colombia

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget homosexuality is not widely accepted or understood, especially by older generations. Don't talk about homosexuality.

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2/22
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Business & Communication

Don't ever say a bad word about the Catholic religion or Colombia. The most Colombians are closely bound up with their identity. To criticize any aspect of Colombia is to criticize them.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't trust anyone on the street immediately, don't walk alone or be in a dark, isolated places. Watch for thieves and other criminals.

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In Colombia, mannequins have huge breasts.

4/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don't be tempter or overdo the drugs. For many travellers Colombia is the place to come and plug up their nostrils with cocaine and party until dawn, but that's too dangerous.

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5/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don't wear expensive watches and jewellery.

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6/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don't make jokes about drugs or drug consumption. For Colombians, it's not a taboo to talk about this issue, but be sure to approach it as a serious conversation, not as a stereotyped joke.

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7/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don't nude at the beaches or in public places. A woman should not walk without the top on the beach.

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8/22
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Business & Communication

Don't forget to dress conservatively. Wear casual clothes, but not shorts if you want to blend in. Formal attire is necessary for exclusive dining and social functions.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Colombia is named after Christopher Columbus, despite Columbus never set foot in the country.

9/22
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Business & Communication

DOn't hesitate to negotiate the price before buying on the street and small stores. Shop more stores for the same item, the differences could be big.

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10/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don't show the slightest bit of interest in any of the hawkers selling goods on the streets, because they will just follow you.

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11/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don't say no to aguardiente (sugar-cane liquor) from a Colombian.

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12/22
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Business & Communication

Don't use your two fingers to indicate length of something - it's an obscene gesture. Instead, extend your right arm and use your left hand to mark off distance.

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13/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don't whistle to get an attention - it can be considered rude.

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14/22
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Business & Communication

Don't hesitate to discuss about black Colombian coffee before any business is transacted in Colombia.

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15/22
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Business & Communication

Don't use suspicious exchange offices - go to authorised money exchanger store, be careful that you get all the money you exchanged and some of it does not get back into their drawer.

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16/22
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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting, accompanied by direct eye contact (men). While shaking hands, use the appropriate greeting for the time of day: "buenos dias" (good day), "buenas tardes" (good afternoon), or "buenas noches" (good evening/night). Women often grasp forearms rather than shaking hands. Ask about family, health and business during the greeting.

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17/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don't expect everywhere to be hot. Some higher altitude places can be pretty cold, especially at night.

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18/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t leave food and drinks unattended - be suspicious when a stranger offers you something to eat or drink.

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19/22
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t necessarily leave the plate empty - it’s considered polite to leave a small amount of food on a plate when finished eating.

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20/22
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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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21/22
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Social Events

Don’t give lilies or marigolds - they are used at funerals. Roses are liked.

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Business & Communication

Don't be surprised with unpunctuality - up to 30 mins late is nothing unusual.

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