About Colombia

General Information:

  • Population: 47 Millon
  • Currency: Peso COP $
  • 141.748 km2 of valles, mountains, snow peaks, shores and rainforests
  • 660 km2 of surrounding oceans

Economy:

  • GDP: US$ 378 billions
  • GDP Per Capita: US$ 7.924
  • The 3rd largest market in Latin America, after Mexico and Brazil
  • Over the past 10 years has become one of the most stable economies in the region.
  • Ranked 6 Among global economies with the best perspectives for growth (The Economist)
  • Ranked 34th out of 189 countries by the World Bank Doing Business report
  • Record numbers in foreign investment (2014) with US$ 15.823 billion and exports US$ 60.667 billion

Resources:

  • Third country in th world with the largest reserve of sweet water.
  • Home for 10% of the planet´s biodiversity. World´s largest bird biodiversity. 1.878 species prove it first biological diversity of birds, butterflies and reptiles
  • Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the world´s highest coastal range.
  • The second greatest flowering plant biodiversity of the world. Second world exporter of flowers after Holland.
  • The softest and best coffee in the world.
  • Largest producer of the finest emeralds in the world.

Culture:

  • 700 parties, festivals and carnivals that run per year express Colombian identify at its best.
  • 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 87 Ethnic groups and 65 different languages
  • Over 70 kinds of autochthonous music