Introduction

Summary

South American republic on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific. Member of the Asociacion Latinamericana de Intergracion (ALADI) and the Andean Pact.

Cities

Capital: Bogotá

Principal Ports

Barranquilla, Buenaventura, Cartagena, Santa Marta

Population

49.5 million

International Country Code

CO

Language(s)

Spanish

Religion

Roman Catholic

Literacy Rate

93.6%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

110V, 60Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 57

Time

5 hours behind GMT.

Public Holidays

DateHoliday NameObservance
01 Jan 2019New Year's Day
07 Jan 2019Epiphany Holiday
25 Mar 2019Saint Joseph's Day Holiday
18 Apr 2019Maundy ThursdayEaster
19 Apr 2019Good FridayEaster
01 May 2019Labor Day
03 Jun 2019Ascension HolidayEaster
24 Jun 2019Corpus Christi HolidayEaster
01 Jul 2019Sagrado Corazon (Sacred Heart Holiday)Easter
01 Jul 2019Saints Peter and Paul's Day Holiday
20 Jul 2019Independence Day
07 Aug 2019Battle of Boyacá Day
19 Aug 2019Assumption Day Holiday
14 Oct 2019Día de la Raza Holiday
04 Nov 2019All Saints' Day Holiday
11 Nov 2019Cartagena Independence Day
08 Dec 2019Immaculate Conception Day
25 Dec 2019Christmas Day

Economy

Colombia’s economy continues to wobble because of falling global oil prices and lower oil production due to insurgent attacks on pipeline infrastructure.

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