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Colombia is the oldest democracy in Latin America, More than 50% of world's emeralds come from Colombia, Colombia is the 2nd largest producer of coffee in the world after Brazil; it produces around 12 % of world's coffee

  Colombia Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 3º 00' N, 73º 00' W
Area 1139000 km2
Capital Bogota
Time Zone UTC-5
Official Name Republic of Colombia
Currency Colombian Peso (COP)
Government Presidential Republic
Legislature Bicameral
Population 45013672
Independence Date 07/20/10
International Dialing Code 57
ISO Code alpha-3 CO
ISO Code alpha-2 COL
GDP per Capita (PPP) $7,400.00
Climate Type Tropical and Temperate
Major Language(s) Embera, Paez, Romani, Spanish (official), Wayuu
Major Ethnic Groups Black, Mestizo, mixed Black-Amerindian, Mulatto, White
Major Religious Groups Christian (Roman Catholic)
Administrative Divisions 32 Departments (departamentos) and 1 Capital District (distrito capital)
Neighbouring Countries Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
Major Industries Agriculture, Mining, Metallurgy, Textile, Food Processing and Beverages, Chemical, Iron and steel, Timber products, Machinery, Electrical equipment, Construction and construction material
Natural Resources Coal, Copper, Emeralds, Gold, Iron ore, Natural Gas, Nickel, Petroleum, Hydelpower