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Atlas Colombia

Country (long form)
Republic of Colombia
Capital
Bogota
Total Area
439,735.61 sq mi
1,138,910.00 sq km
Population
39,685,655 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
64,534,230
Languages
Spanish
Literacy
91.3% total, 91.2% male, 91.4% female (1995 est.)
Religions
Roman Catholic 90%
Life Expectancy
66.43 male, 74.27 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
republic
Currency
1 Colombian peso (Col$) = 100 centavos
GDP (per capita)
$6,200 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
services 46%, agriculture 30%, industry 24% (1990)
Industry
textiles, food processing, oil, clothing and footwear, beverages, chemicals, cement; gold, coal, emeralds
Agriculture
coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables; forest products; shrimp
Arable Land
4%
Exports
petroleum, coffee, coal, gold, bananas, cut flowers
Imports
industrial equipment, transportation equipment, consumer goods, chemicals, paper products, fuels, electricity
Natural Resources
petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower
Current Environmental Issues
deforestation; soil damage from overuse of pesticides; air pollution, especially in Bogota, from vehicle emissions
Telephones (main lines in use)
5,433,565 (December 1997)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
1,800,229 (December 1998)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
13 (1999)