Estimate population 44,633,500 - Capital: Bogota
The beautiful Republic of Colombia has magnificent coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is bordered by the Caribbean on the north, Venezuela and Brazil on the east, Peru and Ecuador on the south, the Pacific on the west, and Panama on the northwest. The well known Isthmus of Panama, was a part of its territory until 1903.
Colombia's notable outlying possession is San Andres and Providencia. These are a group of islands approximately 800 kilometres (500 miles) from the mainland and only about 160 kilometres (100 miles) off the eastern coast of Nicaragua.
The highest point in Colombia is Pico Cristobal Colon, at 5,800 metres (19,020 feet) high. Mountain ranges worth visiting are Occidental, Central, Oriental. If you enjoy a luxury hotel stay check out the links below and try one of the following cities for a truly unique Colombian stay; Santafe de Bogota, D.C., Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, and of course delightful Cartagena.