Profiles from various sources, demographics, travel issues and warnings, consulate information, embassies, communications, safety concerns, and related information you should know as you travel to and within the country.
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"Colombia is the only South American country with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Three mighty north-south Andean cordilleras separate the western coastal lowlands from the almost empty eastern jungles, with 54 percent of Colombia's land but only 3 percent of the people."
Information stored in the US Library of Congress includes historical background, geography, society, economy, transportation, government, military, national security, police, plus a bibliography and glossary.
Introduction, Maps, Geography. People. Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military and Transnational Issues prepared and maintained with regular updates from the US Central Intelligence Agency.
Entry and exit requirements plus consulate and embassy information for US citizens, safety and security, crime, medical facilities and health, traffic and transportation data, plus adoption information.
"Colombia has significant natural resources and its diverse culture reflects the indigenous Indian, Spanish and African origins of its people. But it has also been ravaged by a decades-long violent conflict involving outlawed armed groups, drug cartels and gross violations of human rights."
"This site is intended to show and emphasize the plenty of nice things of the Republic of Colombia. Colombia is that wonderful country in South America full of nice people, plenty of natural resources, and spectacular nature diversity." Statistics, news, photos and famous people.
"The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the dangers of travel to Colombia. Violence by narcoterrorist groups and other criminal elements continues to affect all parts of the country, urban and rural, including border areas. Citizens of the United States and other countries continue to be victims of threats, kidnappings, and other criminal acts."