Colombia

SHORT INFORMATION

Colombia Population

As per the latest data available, the Colombia population has gone up to around 44.3 million people. It now stands in the 26th position in the list of highly populated nations around the world. With this it has also become the third highly populated nation in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico. 75% of the total population of Colombia is found to reside in urban areas.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Alcoholic Beverages of Columbia

Aguardiente (or guaro because the locals refer to it as) is a clear, anise-flavored (black licorice) alcohol that’s available throughout the country.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Colombian Holidays and Festivals

These are Colombia’s national holidays. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are celebrated on the nearest Monday and known as a puente (a three-day holiday weekend). On most holidays, expect processions and other events. These are times when many Colombians take a break; hotel and transportation prices increase substantially and reservations should be made.