Some facts about Colombia

  • Located in the North West of Latin America
  • 35,000,000 inhabitants
  • Typical tropical climate (temperature depends on altitude not on season)
  • Variety in landscape: Atlantic and Pacific coastal regions, tropical rainforest, snow-covered mountains, plain country, and mountainous country
  • Rich cultural traditions are still part of daily life
  • Native language: Spanish
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Currency: Pesos

Some Facts About Bogotá

  • Capital city of Colombia
  • 9,000.000 inhabitants
  • 2.600 mts (8,580 feet) above sea level
  • 15-20 Celsius (55º-65ºF) average temperature all year long
  • Located in mountainous center of Colombia
  • Beautiful countryside surroundings

Useful Websites

  • www.presidencia.gov.co official gateway to Colombia
  • www.eltiempo.com major newspaper
  • www.semana.com major weekly magazine
  • www.lanota.com major economic magazine
  • www.lalupa.com.co searcher engine
  • usembassy.state.gov/colombia/ US Embassy
  • www.bogota.gc.sa Canadian Embassy
  • www.searchassociates.com
  • www.eRecruiting.com