Government Type: Republic; executive branch dominates government structure
Total Area: 439,733 Square Miles
1,138,910 Square Kilometers
Location: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama
Language: Spanish (official)
Spanish (official). Most Colombians speak Spanish, which is the official language. Among eighty indigenous groups at least forty languages are spoken.
The Colombian People
When entering or leaving a meeting or a home , men shake hands. An "abrazo" is reserved for close friends or relatives. Women kiss each other on the cheek if friends or it not a verbal greeting or handshake is used. Kissing on the cheek is usual among young people. It is customary to use formal titles such as Senor or Senora.
Where to find more out about Colombia
Colombia Government Official Site