Population: 45,644,023 forty five million six hundred people
GDP: $399,400,000,000 (USD) three hundred ninety nine thousand 4 hundred million dolars
Total Area: 1,138,910(sq km) 439,733 (sq mi)
Currency: Colombian peso
Main urban areas Barranquilla, Cali, Medellin
Languages spoken Spanish
Life Expectancy: Total population: 72.81 years
Male: 68.98 years
Female:76.76 years (2009 est.)
Location Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama
Main Exports petroleum, coffee, coal, nickel, emeralds, apparel, bananas, cut flowers
Climate tropical along coast and eastern plains; cooler in highlands
Education expenditures: 4.7% ofGD
Colombia has the 29 largest population in the workd and the second largest in south America. Arfter Brazil. Colombia has the third largest speaking population in the world after mexico and spain.Traditionally a rural society, movement to urban areas was very heavy in the mid twentieth century and Colombia is now one of the most urbanized countries in latino America.
Colombia isranked sixth in the world in Happy planet index.
The majority of the population is mestiza: a mix between European and indigenous
Public spending on education as a proportion of grossdomestic product in 2009 was 4.7% — one of the highest rates in Latin America —
In 2009, the primary and secondary net enrollment rates stood at 88% and 65% respectively, slightly below the regionalaverage. School life expectancy was 12.4 years. A total of 92.3% of the population aged 15 and older were recorded as literate, including 97.9% of those aged 15–24, both figures slightly higher thanthe regional average.However, literacy levels are considerably lower in rural areas.
There are hundreds of well-run non profits in Colombia that are helping to close the education gap. To support...