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Where is Colombia?

Do you know where is Colombia? Officially known as the Republic of Colombia, it lies in the northwest of South America. It borders with Panama in the northwest, Venezuela and Brazil in the east and Peru and Ecuador in the south. Colombia shares its maritime borders with Nicaragua, Jamaica, Haiti, Costa Rica, Honduras and Dominican Republic. Three Andean Ranges run from the north to the south in the western part of the country. The eastern part is a jungle covered terrain with spurs of the Orinoco and Amazon rivers, mostly inhabited by Indian tribes. The country is known for its lush rainforests, coffee plantations, and mountains.

Colombia spreads over an area of 1,038,700 square kilometers on land and 100,210 square kilometers on water. Among the largest nations of the world, Colombia ranks as 26th. It has a population of 45 million people and gained its independence in 1819 from the Spainiards who had arrived in 1499 and colonized the nation. After the Spanish left, what is now called Colombia and Panama became the Republic of New Granada and after much experimenting, it became the Republic of Colombia in 1886 with Panama seceding in 1903.Let's have a look at the best places to visit in Colombia:

Visit Cartagena
You should start your tour of Colombia with Cartagena, a tropical, vibrant city, which is stunningly beautiful and full of energy with its colonial Old Town architecture waiting to be explored. You will find many churches, museums, and palaces if you have the time to go exploring. From here, you can go on to explore the Rosario Islands, which has bright, clear waters, and is a true haven for solitude seekers.

San Agustin
San Agustin is a small town with great landscapes. It is most known for its rich cultural history of a forgotten civilization, the remains of which can still be explored. Visit the Archeological Park of San Agustin to discover more than 500 statues, sarcophagi, monoliths, and petroglyphs. You will also find many stone carvings representing sneering monsters and human figures which were created between 100 A.D and 1200 A.D.

San Andres
For white sand beaches, palm trees and some relaxation beside crystal blue waters, San Andres is the place to head to. It is one of the largest islands and the capital located near Nicaragua in the Caribbean. The island is also known for snorkeling and diving with a rich marine life to be explored.

Popayan
Popayan is a city, which was founded in 1537 and is an impressive colonial region in the southwest of Colombia. Its buildings are chalk-white, giving it the name "Ciudad Blanca". The city is also home to one of the oldest churches built in 1546, The Iglesia de Ermita, and is also known for Thursday processions as well as the nightlife.