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Sunday, January 28th 2007, 3:23am

General Information

Basic info

Country name:
conventional long form: Republica de Colombia/Republic of Colombia
conventional short form: Colombia
Government type: Republic; executive branch dominates government structure
Capital: Bogota

Dependent areas: Isla de Malpelo, Roncador Cay, and Serrana Bank

Population: 25,844,023

Background: Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela).

Location: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama

Geographic coordinates: 4 00 N, 72 00 W

total: 1,138,910 sq km
water: 100,210 sq km
land: 1,038,700 sq km
Area - comparative:
slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Land boundaries:
6,309 km (Brazil 1,644 km, Ecuador 590 km, Panama 225 km, Peru 1,800 km, Venezuela 2,050 km)
3,208 km (Caribbean Sea 1,760 km, North Pacific Ocean 1,448 km)

Climate: tropical along coast and eastern plains; cooler in highlands

Terrain: flat coastal lowlands, central highlands, high Andes Mountains, eastern lowland plains

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Pico Cristobal Colon 5,775 m

Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower

Land use:
arable land: 2.01%
permanent crops: 1.37%
other: 96.62%

Natural hazards: highlands subject to volcanic eruptions; occasional earthquakes; periodic droughts

Social and political

National holiday:
Independence Day, 20 July (1810)
National symbol:


Iberian, Aquitainian, English (mainland

Legal system:
based on Iberian law

Executive branch: Presedente Alfonso López Pumarejo

Political parties: Colombian Conservative Party or PC; Alternative Democratic Pole or PDA ; Liberal Party or PL Radical Change or CR Social National Unity Party or U Party

Political pressure groups and leaders: National Liberation Army or ELN; Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC

International organization participation:
FAR (France/Atlantis/Russia alliance)
Flag description: Three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double-width), blue, and red

Military info

Army peacetime strength:
Airforce strength:
Navy strength:

Fleet list

PD Constitution (ex-Coronel Bolognesi) (ex-Swiftsure)
PD Libertad (ex-General Baquedano) (ex-Triumph)

PD Cartegenia (ex Brazilian Dedoro, sold 1920)
PD Mariscal (ex Brazilian Floriano, sold 1920)

AC Capitan Tylor (on lease from Chile)

AC Cali (ex U.S.S. Columbia, sold 1919, refitted 1920)
AC Medellin (ex U.S.S. Minneapolis, sold 1919, refitted 1921)

CL General Pinzon, planned
CL General Nerino, planned

CLAA Buenaventura, laid down 1936

CL Carabobo (Ex-Undaunted, purchased 1932)
CL Junin (Ex-Inconstant, purchased 1932)

CL Francisco de Miranda (ex-Ministro Zentento)
CL Atanasio Gerardot (ex-Presidente Errazuriz)
CL Domingo Caycedo (ex-Blanco Encalado)

DD San Jacinto, building
DD San Onofre, building
DD San Marcos, building
DD San Martin, building

DD Caldas (Ex-Ursa, purchased 1932)
DD Antioquia (Ex-Umbra, purchased 1932)
DD Baire (Ex-Underpin, purchased 1932)
DD Evigado (Ex-Unfeeling, purchased 1932)
DD Belio (Ex-Unseen, purchased 1932)
DD Liberatore (Ex-Unmoved, purchased 1932)
DD Corozal (Ex-Underwing, purchased 1933)
DD Cordoba (Ex-Upshur, purchased 1933)

DD Riohacha (ex U.S.S. Smith DD 17, Purchased 1920)
DD Monteria (ex U.S.S. Lamson DD 18, Purchased 1920)
DD Buenaventura (ex U.S.S. Preston DD 19, Purchased 1920)
DD Santa Marta (ex U.S.S. Flusser DD 20, Purchased 1920)
DD Solidad (ex U.S.S. Reid DD 21, Purchased 1920)

MS-1 (Ex Corozal, Ex German type 1916 MS)
MS-2 (Ex Cordoba, Ex German type 1916 MS)

GB Chercinto

30x 611 type Motor Gunboats
20x Atlantean MTB-1 type
40x Atlantean MTB-82 type

Armed Tug Jose Felix Ribas

Motor launches Cauca and Guarda Costa 1-4


Saturday, August 30th 2008, 7:19am

Colombian infrastructure as of 7/1/36

Class 3 Slip #1
Class 2 Slip #1
Class 1 Slip #1
Class 1 Slip #2
Class 0 Slip #1
Class 0 Slip #2
Class 0 Slip #3
Class 0 Slip #4
Class 0 Slip #5
Class 0 Slip #6
Class 3 Drydock #1
Class 1 Drydock #1

Class 2 Slip #1
Class 1 Slip #1
Class 1 Slip #2
Class 0 Slip #1
Class 0 Slip #2
Class 0 Slip #3
Class 0 Slip #4
Class 0 Slip #5
Class 3 Drydock #1
Class 0 Drydock #1


Sunday, December 28th 2008, 4:20am

Fleet preposals

A list of preposals the Colombian navy is currently reviewing/considering.

Repair and rebuild of Ex-Rio class BC's
Convertion of Ex-Rio class BC's into CV's
Repair and sale of ex BC's

Seek the purchase of older Atlantean BB's and BC's. (BB Posiedon, Atlas class BB's and Evamon class BC's)
Seek purchase of sister ship to BB Independiente from Brazil.
Seek the purchase of a small aircraft carrier, flying deck cruiser or seaplane tenders.
Seek purchase of older cruisers from Atlantis or other nation.

Minor refits for Constitution class pre-dreadoughts

Construction of small coastal monitors


Sunday, December 28th 2008, 4:20am

Future project A


Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 11:03pm

Future project B