Name:Colombia (Republic of Colombia)
Local name (Spanish):Colombia (República de Colombia)
Former name:New Granada (Nueva Granada) – until 1861
Bordering countries:Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Panama
Status:sovereign state
Surface:1 138.9 ths. sq. km
Population (2003):41 662 ths.
Capital:Bogota (Bogotá)
Official language:Spanish
Administrative divisions:32 departments, 1 special (capital) district

Current national symbols

Administrative divisions and regional symbols

Historical symbols:
United Provinces of New Granada (1811-1819)
Federal Republic of Great Colombia (1819-1831)
Republic of New Granada (1831-1858)
Granadine Confederation (1858-1861)
United States of Colombia (1861-1886)

Ethnic symbols

Organization of American States

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