Colombia

Colombia is a vibrant country with full of life. It remains to be the home for the growing modern middle-class, led to the growth of culture and excellence. One can find a combination of old-world charm and the urban modernization, both balanced, well maintained makes this destination very special. With an exotic culture and vibrant landscapes, this country is considered very unique from its South American counterparts.

Location

Colombia covers an area of about 440000 square miles that is around 1.14 million square kilometers. It shares its coast with both Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, whereas the lower coastal areas go along with the rain forests, inland plains and the ranges of Andes. This destination is linked to Central America by Isthmus of Panama. There are several small and medium sized islands in this destination like San Andrea and Providencia and other islands of Malpelo and Gorgona lie in the pacific side and have been established as a natural wildlife reserve. In terms of land area, Colombia nearly borders Panama in the northwestern side, Ecuador and Peru in the southern side whereas in the eastern side it borders Venezuela and Brazil.

People

People in Colombia are known for their vibrant lifestyle and high standard of living. They enjoy and partake in religious festivals to the fullest and like to participate in every public event and welcome outsiders warmly. The nature of the people in Colombia is very warm and friendly, they also tend to be very religious.

Events

The Colombian calendar is full of events and festivals that range from New Year celebrations to other book festival. No matter what the event is, people like to enjoy each occasion to the fullest and that too with active participation from the public.

Weather

Colombia has a continental climate where summers are very hot with temperatures ranging in the 80’s and the cold in the winters are in mid 40’s. July is considered as the warmest month of the year with maximum temperature of 95.20 degrees Fahrenheit while the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 36.50 degrees Fahrenheit.

General
LanguageSpanish
Time Zone(UTC+5)
Dialing Code+57
Electricity110V, 60Hz
Major CitiesBogota, Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena
CurrencyPeso
ClothingImportant and popular clothes are trousers, shirts, skirts, t-shirts, swim trunks and such like.
 Health Related
Mortality Rate5.24 deaths/ 1000 population
Life ExpectancyM 70/ F 78
Patient: Physician Ratio750: 1
Hospitals JCI accredited2
Recommended VaccinationsHepatitis A, Typhoid,  Hepatitis B, Rabies, Diphtheria-tetanus, Measles, Varicella, Poliomyelitis, Yellow fever
Other InfectionsAnthrax, Murine typhus, Oroya fever, Tick-borne relapsing fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Mayaro virus disease
 Tourism Related
Population45,586,233
Global Competitiveness4.14
Tourism Competitiveness3.9/133
GDP/Capita$5,087
Health and Hygiene4.1/133
Safety and Security3.7/133
Air Transport Infrastructure3.1/133
Tourism Infrastructure2.0/133
Cultural Infrastructure2.7/133
Visa Requirements14/133
Reliability of Police Services77/133
Physician Density73/133
Hospital Beds99/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure64/133
International Air Transport Network72/133
Quality of Roads91/133
Hotel Rooms83/133
Tourism Openness117/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors57/133

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