The flag of Colombia

President: Alvaro URIBE Velez (since 7 August 2002).

Government System: Republic; executive branch dominates government structure

Capital City: Bogota

Population: 42,954,279 (July 2005 est.)

Climate: Tropical along coast and eastern plains; cooler in highlands

Internet Users: 2,732,200 (2003)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 6,186,200 (2003)

Literacy (total population): Total population: 92.5%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 71.72 years

Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower

Industries: Textiles, food processing, oil, clothing and footwear, beverages, chemicals, cement; gold, coal, emeralds.

Agricultural Products: Coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables; forest products; shrimp.

Export Partners: US 42.1%, Venezuela 9.7%, Ecuador 6% (2004).

Import Partners: US 29.1%, Venezuela 6.5%, China 6.4%, Mexico 6.2%, Brazil 5.8% (2004).

Currency: Colombian peso (COP)

Flag Description: Three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double-width), blue, and red; similar to the flag of Ecuador, which is longer and bears the Ecuadorian coat of arms superimposed in the center.

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REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from


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