Colombia is a constitutional republic located in Northern South America. Is bordered to the East by Venezuela and Brazil, to the South by Ecuador and Peru and to the North byPanama.
With a Population of over 45.6 million people Colombia has the 29th largest population in the world and the second in South America after Brazil.
Colombia’s back. Afterdecades of civil conflict, Colombia is now safe to visit and travelers are discovering what they’ve been missing. The diversity of the country may astonish you. Modern cities with skyscrapers andnightclubs, Colonial cities, archaeological ruins, high-mountain trekking, whale watching, coffee plantations, scuba diving, surfing, the list goes on.
Foreign tourist visits were predicted to have risenfrom 0.5 million in 2003 to 1.3 million in 2007, while Lonely Planet picked Colombia as one of their top ten world destinations for 2006.
The improvements in the country's security were recognized inNovember 2008 with a revision of the travel advice on Colombia issued by the British Foreign Office.
Based on various studies, more than 95% of the population adheres to Christianitythe vast majority of which (between 81% and 90%) are Roman Catholic. About 1% of Colombians adhere to indigenous religions and less than 1% to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Themixing of various different ethnic traditions is reflected in Colombia's music and dance. The most well-known Colombian genres are cumbia and vallenato, the latter now strongly influenced by globalpop culture.
The cuisine of Colombia developed mainly from the food traditions of European countries. Spanish, Italian and French culinary influences can all be seen in Colombian cooking. Thecuisine of neighboring Latin American countries, Mexico, United States and the Caribbean, as well as the cooking traditions of the country's indigenous inhabitants, have all influenced Colombian food....