The highest mountain in Colombia is not in the Andes but in the Caribbean plain: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with its highest points named Pico Cristobal Colon (5775 m) and Pico Simon Bolivar (same elevation). Other mountains in the Caribbean plain include the Montes de María and the Serranía de San Lucas.
Is Colombia a third world country?
Yes, it is. Colombia can be described as a third world country by modern definitions. Economically, it is less advanced than the first and second world countries.
Can you ski in Colombia?
Colombia does not have any ski lifts but the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a separate area to the Andes and one of the most northerly mountain ranges in South America are snow-capped and it is possible for experienced ski mountaineers to hike up and ski down them.
How many mountain ranges are in Colombia?
NATURAL REGIONS OF COLOMBIA. The Andes Cordillera (mountain range) enters Colombia in the south-western part of the country and it is divided into two chains: the Cordillera Occidental (Western mountain range) and the Cordillera Central (Central mountain range).