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About Colombia

Colombia, officially known as the Republic of Colombia, is a South American country bordering Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Panama. It has the second-highest biodiversity in the world having the Amazon Rain forest, highlands, grasslands, deserts, islands, and coastlines.

Colombia is rich in natural resources and primary exports are mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, fruit, and other agricultural products, food products, forest products, precious stones, sugars, and sugar confectionery, metals, chemical goods, pharmaceuticals, vehicles, electronic products, electrical equipment’s, perfumery and cosmetics, machinery, plastics, manufactured articles, textile and fabrics, clothing and footwear, glass and glassware, furniture, prefabricated buildings, military products, home and office material, construction equipment, software, Travel & Tourism, etc.,

The primary trading partners of Colombia are the United States, China, the European Union, and some Latin American countries.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouth America
Capital CityBogota
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesSpanish,Creole English
CurrencyColombian peso, COP
Phone Code +57
Important CitiesMedellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Ibague, Pereira, Soledad
National DayIndependence Day (20th Jul)
GDP (nominal)USD 363.835 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking67
Primary Industriescoal, gold, emeralds,oil, textiles and clothing, agribusiness (cut flowers, bananas, sugarcane, and coffee), beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, cement, construction, iron and steel products, and metalworking
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsVenezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Panama
Member ofAmazon Cooperation Treaty Organization(ACTO), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Community of Latin American,Caribbean States(CELAC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CLACS), Group of 24(G24), Group of 77(G77), Lima Group(GL), Organization of American States(OAS), Organization of Ibero-American States(OIAS), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Spices, Gems & Jewellery, Plants and Flowers, Plastics and Products, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Rubber and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Aviation Vehicles
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Chemical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Silk & Textiles, Edible Oils & Seeds, Glass and glassware, Fashion and Apparel, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Wood and Pulp
Total Exports ValueUSD 57.259 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 77.413 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 20.154 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBILATERAL TRADE AND COMMERCE, bilateral agreements
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Wood and Pulp, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Chemical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Silk & Textiles, Plants and Flowers, Fashion and Apparel, Pharmaceutical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Toys and Games
Major Imports from IndiaChemical Products, Other Products, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Glass and glassware, Spices, Building & Construction Products & Services, Vegetables and Related Products, Plants and Flowers
India's Imports ValueUSD 2,634.19 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1,447.93 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 1 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for ColombiaEmbassy of India
Honourable Ambassador
Embajada de la India Calle 116 ,7-15 Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia
(+57 1) 6373259, 6373279, 6373280, 6373289

H.E. Mr. Juan Miguel Yacam
Honorary Consul
Vía 40 , 83-06

(0057) 3145951080

Embassy Details of Colombia in IndiaColombia
Embassy of Colombia
H.E. Dr. Victor Hugo Echeverri Jaramillo
Ambassador Designate
F-2/2 Ground FloorVasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
011-43202100 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Colombia in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Prahalad Rai Agarwala
Honorary Consul
Rupa and Company Limited, Metro Tower, 8th Floor, 1 Ho CHi Minh Sarani
033-30573100 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Colombia in Bengaluru
H.E. Mr. Arif Vazirally
Honorary Consul
Global Calcium pvt. Ltd. No. 1, Hundred Feet Road, Koramangala, 5th Block Bengaluru-5600095
080-40554500 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Colombia in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Pradip Pranjivan Madhavji
Honorary Consul
Ashiana, 1st Floor 5 Altamount Road Mumbai-400026
+91-22-23520022 (O)