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Colombia Flag Colombia is a country in the Northwest of the South American continent. It has land borders with Brazil, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, and coasts on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

As of 2010, the population of Colombia was estimated at 45,393,050. The capital and largest city is Bogotá D.C. with a population of over 7.3 million. Other cities with populations over 1 million include Barranquilla, Cartagena, Medellín, and Santiago de Cali. There are in fact a total of approximately 43 cities and towns with an estimated population of over 100,000.

Map of Colombia

Colombia Country Details


Country Name Colombia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Colombia Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Bogotá D.C.


Web Sites about Colombia


Bogotá, Colombia
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Bogotá, Colombia

Books about Colombia


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Lonely Planet Colombia (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (352 pages)

Lonely Planet Colombia (Travel Guide)
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Moon Colombia (Travel Guide)
By Andrew Dier

Dier Andrew
Released: 2017-07-03
Paperback (500 pages)

Moon Colombia (Travel Guide)
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  • Moon Colombia
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Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way

Idyllic colonial towns and fast-paced cities, jaw-dropping mountains and stunning beaches: see it all with Moon Colombia.

  • Strategic travel plans with adaptable itineraries for exploring the wild coasts, historic towns, and rural countryside, plus a multi-week trip covering the best of Colombia
  • Curated advice from local writer Andrew Dier, who provides his American-expat perspective on his adopted home
  • Full-color maps and photos for exploring on your own
  • Activities for every traveler: Stroll along the bougainvillea-strewn cobblestone streets of Cartagena, or explore wildlife preserves, and hike diverse biomes from the Andes to the Amazon. See the ancient ruins of Ciudad Perdida and visit indigenous communities to learn about Colombia's past and present. Swim in the Carribean, or spot humpback whales in the Pacific. Immerse yourself in regional festivals to experience Colombia's diverse music and dance traditions, enjoy nouvelle Colombian restaurants and hopping nightlife of Bogotà, or the perfect weather and locally-grown coffee of Medellín
  • In-depth coverage of Bogotá, Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast, Boyacá and the Santanderes, Medellín and the Coffee region, Cali and Southwest Colombia, the Pacific Coast, San Andrés and Providencia, and the Amazon and Los Llanos
  • Current background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment, as well as a handy Spanish phrasebook, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on
  • Essential insight for travelers on trekking through jungles, accessing remote mountain ranges, and exploring ancient ruins, with tips for traveling safely and respectfully engaging with the local culture
With Moon Colombia's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view, you can plan your trip your way.

Only visiting one region? Try Moon Bogotá, Moon Medellín or Moon Cartegena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast. Country-hopping in South America? Check out Moon Peru or Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Colombia (Easy Guides)
By Nicholas Gill

Frommermedia
Paperback (320 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Colombia (Easy Guides)
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  • Frommermedia
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Frommer’s guides aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. Frommer’s authors Nicholas Gill and Caroline Lascom have been covering Colombia for over a decade and this book hits all the highlights, from the Amazon to the Andes. Gill and Lascom provide insights and detailed information so you can better explore the exquisite colonial core of Cartagena; enjoy the nightlife and museums of Bogota and Medellin; visit the coffee plantations of Zona Cafetera; trek through the Sierra Nevada’s to see the country’s famed Ciudad Perdida (Lost City); and more.

Inside this Colombia guide you’ll find:

• Exact pricing for all lodgings, attractions, adventure outfitters, restaurants, tours, and shops, so there won’t be nasty surprises
• Straight-shooting, opinionated reviews introducing you to the country’s best beaches, rain-forest preserves, eco-lodges, restaurants, hotels, tours and attractions—in all price ranges, from budget to luxury
• Detailed maps throughout, plus a handy pullout map
• Helpful suggested itineraries so you can make the most out of your vacation time
Moon Cartagena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast (Moon Handbooks)
By Andrew Dier

Dier Andrew
Released: 2016-10-25
Paperback (208 pages)

Moon Cartagena & Colombia s Caribbean Coast (Moon Handbooks)
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  • Moon Cartagena Colombia s Caribbean Coast
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Join longtime resident Andrew Dier on an unforgettable adventure. With his unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Cartagena and Colombia's Carribean Coast has everything you need to know to have the trip of a lifetime.

Moon Cartagena and Colombia's Carribean Coast shows travelers the way to the best of these beautiful regions--whether it's swimming in the clear Caribbean waters or or celebrating a Carnaval with the locals. Along with his in-depth coverage, Dier includes unique trip ideas, including a week-long Caribbean adventure, a chapter on the island paradises of San Andrés and Providencia, and an itinerary to lesser-known destinations - The Untamed Coast. Complete with details on finding the best-secluded beaches and the most mystical archeological sights, Moon Cartagena and Colombia's Carribean Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.

Moon Cartagena and Colombia's Carribean Coast includes areas such as:
Cartagena
Santa Marta and the Sierra Nevada
La Guajira
Western Carribean Coast
San Andrés and Providencia

Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip!
Exploring more of South America? Try Moon Colombia, Moon Peru, or Moon Brazil!
National Geographic Traveler: Colombia, 2nd Edition
By Christopher Baker

Baker Christopher
Released: 2017-01-03
Paperback (320 pages)

National Geographic Traveler: Colombia, 2nd Edition
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  • National Geographic Traveler Colombia 2nd Edition
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From the storied capital of Bogotá to Medelín to the Amazon Basin, this guide to Colombia, South America, offers readers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the country in the context of its history, culture, cuisine, landscape, and flora and fauna. Acclaimed travel writer Christopher Baker explores the Eastern Highlands, the Caribbean Lowlands, the Western and Southern Highlands, the Pacific & San Andrés, and Los Llanos & the Amazon Basin. Contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars highlight every aspect of life and every activity under the Colombian sun: how emeralds are mined and marketed, the history of pirates off Colombia’s shores, parrots and macaws, volcanoes, whale watching, and poison dart frogs. Gorgeous National Geographic photography and useful maps help you navigate your way around Colombia and its many landscapes: Take a walk through Bogotá’s historic Candelaria district, take a drive through coffee country, follow in the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez, or enjoy a drive around San Andrés.
The Rough Guide to Colombia (Rough Guides)
By Stephen Keeling

Keeling Stephen
Released: 2015-10-06
Paperback (416 pages)

The Rough Guide to Colombia (Rough Guides)
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  • The Rough Guide to Colombia
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Home to a rich history, stunning scenery, and some of the continent's most welcoming and sophisticated people, Colombia is an unrivaled destination for travelers to South America. Tourism has surged to nearly 2.4 million in 2014; the New York Times recently named Colombia the region's next affordable hotspot and called Cartagena "Latin America's Hippest Secret."

Throughout The Rough Guide to Colombia, you will find intuitive cultural content, tips for what to see and what to skip, and practical information on etiquette, transportation, food, drink, costs and currency, and health, plus a handy guide to the Spanish language.

Whether you want to explore the vibrant cultural scene of Cartagena, trek to the archaeological ruins of the Lost City, or stroll the sandy beaches of Parque Nacional Tayrona, The Rough Guide to Colombia gives the honest advice you'll need to plan your trip, navigate each adventure, and make the most of your time in Colombia.

Colombia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
By Kate Cathey

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Released: 2011-04-12
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Colombia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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Colombia is a magical country, full of spectacular varied landscapes, rare ecosystems, succulent tropical fruits, salsa and cumbia music, and kind, fun-loving people. The modern culture is a synthesis of Spanish, indigenous, and African traditions, evident in the music, the food, and Barranquilla’s famous Carnaval. The country’s major cities are modern and cosmopolitan, with an international style and consumerism that makes them feel more like cities in the USA than Latin America. Yet, five minutes into the countryside, its distinct rural charms reveal a slower and more bucolic past.   In the collective imagination, Colombia is exotic, lawless, and dangerous—an illegal narcotics trade and the ongoing armed conflict have contributed to its bad-boy image. But things are changing, and there is so much more than that.   Entrenched social inequality has led to strife, manifest in the long-lived left- and rightwing rebel movements and a cycle of appalling violence that has saturated four decades with an undeclared civil war. And still, the Colombians are animated, lighthearted and fun—always ready to laugh and enjoy the moment. They have found strength in each other, in their families, and closest friends who are the cornerstones of their lives. Culture Smart! Colombia shows how the country’s rough geography and tumultuous history have shaped modern values and attitudes. It looks at the public realm and at life at home with the family. It introduces you to Colombia’s distinct and delicious cuisine, and reveals what people think about each other, their neighbors, and foreigners. There is advice on the safest ways to get around; on how business is done; and how Colombians communicate. Culture Smart! Colombia explains the intricacies of a culture that is both modern and steeped in tradition, international and regional, cosmopolitan and agrarian, very rich and very poor, and after more than four decades of undeclared civil war is happily emerging from tough times and getting ready for the future.
47 Amazing Things to See and Do in Colombia
By Neil Bennion

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Paperback (94 pages)

47 Amazing Things to See and Do in Colombia
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From Neil Bennion, author of Dancing Feat, comes this all-new quick guide to Colombia.

Detailed guides are great. But when you're putting together your rough itinerary, you don't always need up-to-the-minute peso prices, opening hours on public holidays and the nicknames of all the local bus drivers. Sometimes you just want a quick heads up, so you know what's what.

This is that guide.
  • To the point - quickly get up to speed on what Colombia has to offer 
  • Humorous - the author's light-hearted humour makes this a breezy read 
  • Variety - everything from swimming in mud volcanoes to relaxing on secluded beaches
  • Maps - put all the experiences into geographical context 
  • Digested history - provides perspective without getting boring 
Get the low-down on Colombia in a single sitting!
Moon Medellín: Including Colombia's Coffee Region (Travel Guide)
By Andrew Dier

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Released: 2017-07-03
Paperback (160 pages)

Moon Medellín: Including Colombia s Coffee Region (Travel Guide)
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  • Moon Medellin Including Colombia s Coffee Region
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Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way

Lush mountains, gorgeous haciendas, and perfect weather: explore Colombia's coffee country with Moon Medellín.

  • Strategic plans for your trip with an adaptable week-long itinerary of the best of Medellín, a walking tour of the city, and highlights of the coffee region
  • Curated advice from local writer Andrew Dier, who provides his American-expat perspective on his adopted country
  • Full color maps and photos to help you explore on your own
  • Activities for every traveler: Taste your way through nouvelle Colombian cuisine and dance the night away to salsa and cumbia music. Wander through the mountainside Biblioteca España, ride a gondola into the verdant Parque Arví, or travel back in time at the Museo de Antioquia. Explore fragrant coffee plantations and the colorful pueblos of Jardín, Jericó, Salamina, and Salento, or hike through lush tropical forests and rugged mountain trails
  • Current background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment, plus a handy Spanish phrasebook, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on
  • Essential insight for travelers on trekking through jungles, accessing remote mountain ranges, and exploring ancient ruins, with tips for traveling safely and respectfully engaging with the local culture
With Moon Medellín's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view, you can plan your trip your way.

Expanding your trip? Try Moon Colombia. Country-hopping in South America? Check out Moon Peru or Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands.


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