Colombia

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Remember in 2000, when President Clinton came to Cartagena just before Plan Colombia started, the country was on the verge of becoming a failed state. Today, we are one of the most solid democracies, where institutions are working, where the scandals such as false positives have come to light because of those functioning institutions.

Juan Manuel Santos

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Overview: Colombia

Meanwhile, the negotiations between the government and representatives of FARC continued in Cuba. The talks- initially held in secret for some seven months, appeared to be advancing slowly. A five-point agenda had been agreed, but the Santos administration – believing itself to have the upper hand – had refused a ceasefire, demanding instead the demobilisation of the FARC. The government appeared to be playing hard-ball on the agenda itself, saying that it would agree to nothing until agreement was reached on all the five points set out on the agreed agenda. Nearly a quarter of a million Colombians lost their lives in 50 years of conflict, according to a Colombian government-funded report. Some observers calculate that a comprehensive peace agreement could boost Colombia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by as much as 1.5 per cent.

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Profile

Profile:

Profile: Colombia

In the space of 10 pages the Profile covers the following:

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: República de Colombia (Republic of Colombia)
Head of State: President Juan Manuel Santos (PSUN) (from 7 Aug 2010; re-elected 15 May 2014)
Head of government: President Juan Manuel Santos
Ruling party: Coalition led by Partido Social de Unidad Nacional (PSUN) (Social National Unity Party), with Partido Liberal Colombiano (PLC) (Colombian Liberal Party) and Cambio Radical (CR) (Radical Change)
Area: 1,138,914 square km
Population: 47.66 million (2014)*
Capital: Santa Fé de Bogotá
Official language: Spanish
Currency: Colombian peso (Col$) = 100 centavos
Exchange rate: Col$3,148.30 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$8,076 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 4.55% (2014)*
GDP: US$384.90 billion (2014)*
Labour force: 23.23 million (2012)*
Unemployment: 9.11% (2014)
Inflation: 2.90% (2014)
Oil production: 990,000 bpd (2014)
Natural gas production: 11.80 billion cum (2014)
Balance of trade: -US$4.69 billion (2014)
* estimated figure

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