Colombia

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Republic of Colombia
República de Colombia CAPITAL: Bogotá FLAG: The national flag consists of three horizontal stripes; the yellow upper stripe is twice as wide as each of the other two, which are blue and red. ANTHEM: Himno Nacional de la Republica de Colombia (National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia) MONETARY UNIT: The Colombian peso (COP) of 100 centavos is a paper currency. Frequently used coins are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 pesos, and frequently used banknotes are 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 pesos. The unidad de valor real (COU) is a noncirculating stable currency. COP 1 = US$0.000338667 (or $1 = COP 2,952.76) as of August 2016. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES:...

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  • Colombia
  • Continent

    • South America
  • Capital City

    • Bogotá, Colombia
  • Population

    • 47,698,524 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • Spanish
  • Long Name

    • Republic of Colombia
  • Type of Government

    • Representative democracy
  • Currency

    • COP Colombian Peso
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $6,310 (2016)
  • Area

    • 439,736 mi²
    • (1,138,910 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 75.9 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • 94.2% (2015 est.)

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