Colombia, officially Republic of Colombia, country of northwestern South America. Its 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of coast to the north are bathed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea, and its 800 miles (1,300 km) of coast to the west, are washed by the Pacific Ocean.
It's a country that will thrill you with a huge range of destinations catering for all tastes. Visitors are rewarded with the most diverse and interesting destination on the continent: an exhilarating fusion of entertaining cities, Caribbean beaches, Andean summits, Amazonian jungles, and wide, open plains.
Currency.The Colombian peso is the country's legal tender. It is generally identified with the abbreviation COP, and you'll find that the official peso symbol ($) is used locally.
Electricity. In Colombia, you'll find the following power outlets: flat 2-prong sockets or sockets with a third, round prong. Bear in mind that the domestic power supply in Colombia is 110 volts of alternating current or 60 hertz (110V AC, 60Hz).
Language. More than 99.2% of Colombians speak the Spanish language; also 65 Amerindian languages, 2 Creole languages and the Romani language are spoken in the country. English has official status in the San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina Islands.
Climate. One of the most surprising things about Colombia for foreign visitors is the unchanging nature of its climate all year round. This is because the country is located on the Equator, which means the sun rises and sets at the same time all year round and the season stays the same, unlike almost every other country in the world. There are just the dry seasons (from December to January and July to August) and the rainy seasons (from April to May and October to November).
|Languages spoken||Spanish, English|