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Colombia in Numbers: Things You Didn't Know About Colombia

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[caption id="attachment_639" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Butterfly, Lost City Trek There are more than 3,000 Species of Butterfly in Colombia

Think you've got Colombia figured out? Well think again. We've been doing our research about the country and have uncovered various Colombian statistics that surprised even us.

There are about 50million Colombians in the world. Colombia is 440,831 square miles. But let's break the population and country down further...

There are 102 indigenous groups in Colombia

908,734 Colombians live in the US
(609,196 in Venezuela, 289,296 in Spain)

Roughly 90% of Colombians have European ancestors

80 living languages are spoken in Colombia

92.5% of Colombians are literate

6.17 litres of alcohol are consumed per year
(2nd lowest in South America)

 95% of Colombians are Christian

Pico Cristobal Colon is the highest peak (19,020ft)

There are over 150 types of commercial fruit

60% of the world's most expensive emeralds are produced in Colombia

627million kg of coffee is produced in Colombia annually

12% of the world's coffee is produced in Colombia

3000 species of butterfly can be found

1/5 of all the plant species on Earth can be found in Colombia

There are 400km of cycle paths in Bogotá

Colombia has the 3rd largest Spanish-speaking population in the world

[caption id="attachment_640" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Portrait Paloquemao Market Bogota Portrait at the Paloquemao Flowers Market Bogota

2nd largest exporter of flowers in the world

10.8% of Colombia is unemployed

$10,400 PPP in 2011

Colombia has a frog which can kill 15,000 people with one drop of poison

Colombia has 1448km of Pacific Coastline

...And 1700km of Caribbean sea
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