Quick Facts About Colombia

Population49 million people
Size1.14 million square km
Major LanguagesSpanish
Major ReligionsChristianity
Life Expectancy71 years men, 78 years women
Main ExportsCrude Petroleum and Coal Briquettes, Coffee and Spices, Gems and Precious Metals
Country Overview

Colombia is one of the largest and most populous countries in South America, rich in diversity from its people, cultures, and historic cities to its lush rainforest, towering mountains and coffee plantations. 

Despite this, Colombia has been ravaged by decades of violent conflict involving outlawed armed groups, drug cartels, and gross violations of human rights. These conditions have brought a widespread displacement of people who have fled rural violence and poverty. Over 10,000 people have settled in La Playa, on the outskirts of Barranquilla, and live in makeshift housing. Unemployment in this community is over 80%. 

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