About ColombiaSome information and tips about Colombia

Did you know?
  • Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, after only Brazil.
  • Cano Cristales is in the province of Serrania de la Macarena. It’s called the River of Five Colors. The river can change its river bed into colors of yellow, black, blue, green, and red in late July until November.
  • Only 3% of Colombia’s land area is used for housing.
  • The country does not have specific seasons. Due to its proximity to the equator, Colombia experiences sunlight throughout the year.
  • The Amazon Rainforest takes up 1/3 of Colombia’s total land area.
  • Colombia is named after the legendary Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer – Christopher Columbus.
  • It is mandatory for radio and public television in Colombia to play the national anthem every day at 6 am and 6 pm.
  • It’s normal to see children drinking coffee after dinner.
  • Changua is a mixture of scallion cilantro, milk, and egg and is one of Colombia’s most famous dishes.
  • Colombia hosts the world’s largest theater festival, the Iberoamericana.

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