19 Barmy Facts About Bogotá

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 19 facts about Bogotá!

Geographical stats…

  1. Bogotá is the capital city of Colombia.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Bo-go-ta – easy!
  3. The total land area of Bogotá is 613 square miles (1,587 square kilometres)…
  4. …that’s roughly the same size as Greater London.
  5. Bogotá’s population was 9,765,000 in 2015…
  6. …that’s around 1,200,000 more than Greater London…
  7. …and gives it a population density of around 15,930 residents per square mile.
  8. Bogotá is located 8,660 ft above sea level.
  9. Residents of Bogotá are known as Bogotana, or Colombians.
  10. Bogotana enjoy a subtropical highland climate with little seasonal temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 14.4°C.
  11. Looking to fly yourself to Bogotá? You’ll need the coordinates of 4.7110° N, 74.0721° W.
  12. 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!

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Bogotá is Spanish.
  2. 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!
  3. Colombian Peso is the official currency here.
  4. As one of the largest coffee producers in the world, you’re never too far from a delicious freshly brewed coffee in Bogotá!
  5. 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!
  6. 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.

Bonus Fact!

  1. 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.

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