Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 19 facts about Bogotá!
- Bogotá is the capital city of Colombia.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Bo-go-ta – easy!
- The total land area of Bogotá is 613 square miles (1,587 square kilometres)…
- …that’s roughly the same size as Greater London.
- Bogotá’s population was 9,765,000 in 2015…
- …that’s around 1,200,000 more than Greater London…
- …and gives it a population density of around 15,930 residents per square mile.
- Bogotá is located 8,660 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Bogotá are known as Bogotana, or Colombians.
- Bogotana enjoy a subtropical highland climate with little seasonal temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 14.4°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to Bogotá? You’ll need the coordinates of 4.7110° N, 74.0721° W.
- Make sure you take a graffiti tour if you’re in Bogotá; famous for its street art, many buildings in Bogotá have been adorned with incredible graffiti that is well worth seeing!
- The official language of Bogotá is Spanish.
- Did you know that Bogotá was named the UNESCO City of Music in 2013? With festivals throughout the year, Bogotá is the place to be if you love live music!
- Colombian Peso is the official currency here.
- As one of the largest coffee producers in the world, you’re never too far from a delicious freshly brewed coffee in Bogotá!
- Looking for the perfect gift for your loved one? Well, Colombia produces nearly 60% of the world’s emeralds, many of which are available to purchase in Bogotá!
- Colombia welcomed 2,288,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Bogotá for its sophisticated and welcoming blend of gorgeous historical buildings and modern chic lifestyle.
- Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Bogotá? You can make cheap calls to Bogotá with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 0057.
To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Bogotá, head over to The City Paper Bogotá website.