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Interesting Facts about Colombia

Colombia Interesting Facts

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country in South America. Here are some interesting facts about Colombia:

  • The national flag of Colombia symbolizes Colombia's independence from Spain, obtained on July 20, 1810. The flag was adopted on November 26, 1861 and the coat of arms was adopted in 1924.
  • The second most biodiverse country in the world is Colombia.
  • The only country in South America with coasts on both the Pacific and Caribbean Seas is Colombia.
  • The region that includes today Muisca, Quimbaya, and Tairona indigenous tribes were the first people to live in Colombia.
  • The Cano Cristales, often known as the "River of Five Colors" or the "Liquid Rainbow," is found in Colombia. situated in the Meta province of Serrania de la Macarena.
  • With a height of 13,000 meters, Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the tallest coastal mountain range in the world.
  • According to some estimates, Colombia produces up to 95% of the world's emeralds, making it the top emerald producer in the world today.
  • Colombia is the third largest coffee exporter in the world.
  • The second-largest Carnival celebration in South America is held in Colombia.
  • Deep in the Amazon rainforest in the dark water rivers, you’ll find the pale pink faces of the Pink River Dolphins.
  • Bogota is one of the world's highest major cities at 8,360 feet above sea level.
  • The 25th-largest country on earth is Colombia.
  • The tallest palm trees in the world are found in Colombia.
  • In Colombia, there are just two seasons. The only thing that varies is the rainy season and the dry season; the temperature remains constant throughout the year.
  • Colombia is named after the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.
  • One of the happiest countries in the world is Colombia.
  • The Amazon truly extends into Colombia in part. This nation contains a third of its entire mass and accounts for about 10% of the area.
  • There is an underground church in Colombia made entirely of salt.
  • The percentage of Spanish speakers in Colombia is higher than in Spain. More than 99.5% of the population speaks the language - more than in Spain.
  • The Lost City (Ciudad de Perdida) in Colombia is older than Machu Picchu.
  • Colombia is a country located in the northwest corner of South America. It shares borders with Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Panama.

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