Destination Colombia, a virtual guide to Colombia, a country in northwestern South America with a coastline on both, the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Colombia is bordered by Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, it shares maritime borders with Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the Cayman Islands (United Kingdom).
With an area of 1,138,914 km², the country is somewhat larger than twice the size of France or slightly less than twice the size of the U.S. state of Texas.
Colombia's population of almost 49 million people (in 2016) making it the third-most populous country in Latin America. The population is concentrated in the Andean highlands and along the Caribbean coast.
Capital and largest city is Bogotá. Official language is Spanish, there are 68 ethnic languages and dialects still in use.