Bogota is the capital of Colombia, largest economic center and the main destination of foreign tourists arriving in the country. The city is located in the centre of Colombia and is the heart of one of South America’s fastest-growing economies and is one of its largest cities, with a population of eight million. The city has an area of 613 square miles, set 8,660 feet above sea level, on a plateau in the Andes Mountains. Despite its closeness to the equator, this altitude gives it a pleasantly mild climate year-round.
Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on August 6, 1538, by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
Bogota is home to senior agencies of the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch. The city is the gateway to both commerce and growing tourism in Colombia. Nearly one-third of the country’s domestic companies are headquartered in this modern city.
Bogota is a cosmopolitan city, offers exclusive restaurants and luxury hotels. Its venues for business, events and conventions consolidate it as one of the favorite destinations for executives worldwide.
This unique destination is becoming one of the world’s hottest new places to visit.
Map of Bogota