The Flag of Colombia is half yellow and half red and blue. It was adopted November 26th, 1861.
Colombia won its Independence on July 10, 1810 from Spain following the continued oppression by the Spanish on its colonial holdings.
The current Colombian government is a Unitary, Presidential, Constitutional Republic. Its current President is Juan Manuel Santos
The official language of Colombia is Spanish. Along with 65 Amerindian Languages, 2 Creole Languages and a Romani languages.
The main religion of Colombia is Roman Catholicism.
The capital of Colombia is Bogota. Its estimated population is 6.7 million. Other cities in Colombia include Medellin, Cartagena and Cali with populations hovering in the 2 million range.
The overall population of Colombia is around 47.12 million people.
The largest ethnic group in Colombia is Mestizo, a mix of Spaniard and Indian descent. Mulattoes are a mix of European and African descent.
Colombia uses the Colombian Peso which has an exchange rate of $2,857 COP to $1 USD
Colombia's Gross Domestic Product in 2013 was $378.4 Billion USD.
Colombia has large deposits of gold, silver, nickel, iron ore, platinum, emeralds, oil, natural gas, and coal deposits.
Traditional Dishes of Colombia include arroz con coco, a rice dish cooked in coconut milk with coconut flakes, ajiaco, a chicken and potato soup, and bandeja paisa a rice, bean and meat dish.