interesting facts Colombia


interesting facts Colombia:

Nationality: Colombian

Languages:  Spanish

Religions: Roman Catholic

Population:  46,736,728

Median Age:  29.3 years

Population Growth Rate:1.04%

Birth Rate:  1.65%

Death Rate: 0.54%

Capital: Bogota

Electricity Production:   59.22 kWh

Electricity Exports: 236 million

Electricity Imports : 8.22 kWh

Telephones- Landline: 7.2 million

Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 55.3 million

Airports: 836

Airports with Paved Runways : 121

Heliports: 3

Railways: 874 km

Road Ways: 141,374 km

Water Ways: 24,725 km

Passports Validity:   must be valid at the time of entry

Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830

Colombia's consistently sound economic policies and aggressive promotion of free trade agreements in recent years have blostered its ability to weather external

interesting facts Colombia

Facts Colombia

Culona dish is made from flying a fatty variety od ants which is quite popular here

Edward Nino Hernandez was officially named as the world's shortest living man on September 4, 2010 by the Guinness world Records. At 24 years of age Hernandez was 0.7 m ( 2 feet 3 inch ) tall and weighted 10 kg

Colombia's Pacific coast is home to the golden frog gram of its poison is enough to kill about 15000 humans

Pink dolphins are found in "Colombia" which are feared by the indigenous people as a mischievous  spirit of water

There is an under ground church in Colombia that was made in a salt mine named Salt Cathedral

Sancocho is considered to be one of the most traditional dishes of the country

Colombia contains part of the Amazon rain forest which is the largest collection of living plant and animal species in the world ..

Cartagena is a walled historic and beaches , Cartagena is a UNESCO world heritage site

The flora of Colombia is characterized by a high biodiversity with the highest rate of species by area unit worldwide . Over 130,000 species of plants have been described within Colombian territory

Arrecifes Beach is a major eco-tourism attraction in Colombia

Bogota's high altitude has given Colombia the position of the third highest major city in the world

Experts believe there are 14000 species of butterflies in the world : about 3000 of them are found in Colombia

Colombia's population doubles every 22 years.

Colombia is the world's largest grower of the coca plant

Colombia has the world greatest diversity of orchid species (3500) and the bird ( 1754 ) . It ranks second in amphibians and third in reptile species . Out of the 14000 species of butterfly in the world about 3000 of them or 20% are found in Colombia

Anaconda snakes can be found in the swallow waters of the Amazon Basin found in Colombia

95% of the world's emeralds come from Colombia

Colombia has the 2nd place in amphibians and third in reptiles

The Fauna of Colombia is characterized by a high biodiversity with the highest rate of species by area unit world wide

The condor is the animal that represents Colombia

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