Capital: Bogotá

Population: 49,948,825 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)

Official Language: Spanish

Unofficial Languages: Other indigenous languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo, White, Amerindian, Afro-Colombian, and others

Largest Cities: Bogotá, Santiago de Cali, Medellín, Barranquilla, Cartagena

Main Sport: Football, Wrestling, Boxing, Tennis

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1) 

Epiphany (January 11)

Saint Joseph’s Day (March 21)

Maundy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Labor Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 9)

Corpus Christi (May 30)

Sacred Heart (June 6)

Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (July 4)

Independence Day (July 20)

Battle of Boyacá Day (August 7)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Columbus Day (October 17)

All Saints’ Day (November 7)

Independence of Cartagena (November 14)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Christmas Day (December 25)