Colombia: Overview                                                   

Capital                        Bogotá

 

Government              Republic; executive branch dominates government structure

           

Population                 46,736,728 (July 2015 estimated) 

 

Ethnic Groups          

Mestizo and white                                                                   84.2%

Afro-Colombian (includes multatto, raizal and palenquero)          10.4%

Amerindian                                                                               3.4%

Unspecified                                                               2.1%

Roma                                                                              less than 1%

 

Religion                     

Roman Catholic                                                           90%

Other                                                                          10%  

Languages                 Spanish (official)

                                  Many indigenous languages

 

Independence           July 20, 1810