The design of the flag is inspired by the flag which Christopher Columbus used in his expedition.
Official Name: The Republic of Colombia
Flag Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: November 26, 1861
Location of Colombia: Northwestern South America, bordered by Panama, Caribbean Sea, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and the Pacific Ocean
Capital City: Santa Fe de Bogota
Major Cities: Medellin, Santa Marta, Monteria, Armenia
Area: 440,831 square miles
Currency: Peso (COP)
Official Language: Spanish
National Anthem: O unfading glory!