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Location: 04 ° 00 N, 72 º 00 w.
Capital: Bogotá (04º 38′ N, 74°05′ w)
Official language: Spanish
Currency: Peso (COP)
Time zone: COT (UTC−5b)
Calling code: +57 (Medellín: +574, Bogotá: +571)
Power: 110 - 120 V (60 Hz) (see below for more information)
July 2015 estimate: 48 219 827
2005 census: 42 888 592
Surface area: 2 129 748 km² (1 141 748 km² continental land; 988 000 km² ocean).

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Tips and other useful information


Voltage: 110-120 Volts (Same as US/Canada)
Primary Socket Types: North American Non-Grounded , North American Grounded (note: These may not be identical to US/Canadian sockets and may require an adapter).
Multi-voltage appliances (laptops, etc.): Plug adapter
220-240V appliances: Plug adapter + step-up transformer
100V Japanese appliances: Japan to US reducer transformer

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Colombia usually supply electricity between 110 and 120 volts AC. If you're plugging in a US or Canadian 120 volt appliance, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need. If your appliance is from another part of the world, and it is built only for 220-240 volt electricity, or a Japanese appliance built for 100 volts, then a travel plug adapter by itself won't be sufficient. The voltage will have to be changed from 110-120 volts at the socket to whatever voltage your appliance requires. This is accomplished with a voltage transformer.