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|Date of Independence:
|7 August 1819
|Total Area Ranking:
|26 of 236 in the World
|Population Size Ranking:
|27 of 242 in the World
Colombia is bordered on the northwest by Panama, on the east by Venezuela and Brazil, and on the southwest by Peru and Ecuador. Through the western half of the country, three Andean ranges run north and south. The eastern half is a low, jungle-covered plain, drained by spurs of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. The fertile plateau and valley of the eastern range are the most densely populated parts of the country. The country is located between 66° to 79° western geographic longitude and 12° northern latitude 4° southern geographic latitude and has an area of 1,138.910 square kilometres (439.736 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital Bogotá are about 74°05′ W and 4°36′ N.
Further National Information
BBC News Profile: Colombia
World Travel Guide – South America – Colombia
wikipedia: History of Colombia
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / Colombia
Infoplease – Colombia
Governments on the WWW: Colombia
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Colombia.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
The registration prefix ‘C’ was used from 1929 to 1946; eg: C-001 to C-999. Also the letters A-, F-, K- and M-.
The registration prefix ‘HK’ is used from 1946 to Present; eg: HK-0001A to HK-9999Z.
All-time Colombia – civil aircraft register (C-nnn HJ-nnn HK-nnn).
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Military Air Arms
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Coast Guard Aviation – the Coast Guard is a branch of the Navy. No separate aviation unit
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no helicopter medical rescue service
Colombian Civil Air Patrol
Police Aviation (Servicio Aéreo de Policia Nacional)
Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia (ACES)
Intercontinental de Aviacion
Lineas Aereas Del Caribe
Lineas Aereas Suramericanas
Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Panamericanos
West Caribbean Airways
None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano, Base Aérea “Brigadier General (H) Camilo Daza”, Bogotá.
Museo Historico Palacio de Policia, Bogata
Museo Militar, Bogata
Museo Nacional de Transporte, Cali
Parque Jaime Duque, Bogata
Key Airshow Dates
Magazines Guide for Colombia
Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)
Latin American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)
Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)
World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)
Military Balance (IISS)
World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 154-157