Colombia

Partners CEDECOL - Concilio Evangelico de Colombia

Colombia is a country situated in the northwest corner of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru.


Population (2014 est) – 46,245,297

Area – 707,700mi

Capital – Bogota

Ethnic Background

     Mestizo – 58%

     White – 20%

     Mulatto – 14%

     Black – 4%

     Mixed black-Amerindian - 3%

     Amerindian – 1%

Exports - petroleum, coal, emeralds, coffee, nickel, cut flowers, bananas, apparel

Imports - industrial equipment, transportation equipment, consumer goods, chemicals, paper products, fuels, electricity

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 72 years     F 79 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 15.02 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 6.3%


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