Colombia

geographical name
Co·​lom·​bia | \kə-ˈləm-bē-ə also -ˈlōm- \

Definition of Colombia 

country of northwestern South America bordering on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and crossed by the Equator in the southern part; capital Bogotá area 439,735 square miles (1,138,914 square kilometers), population 41,468,400

Other Words from Colombia

Colombian \kə-​ˈləm-​bē-​ən \ adjective or noun

Learn More about Colombia

Statistics for Colombia

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on Colombia

Spanish Central: Translation of Colombia

Nglish: Translation of Colombia for Spanish Speakers

Comments on Colombia

What made you want to look up Colombia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!