Christianity in Colombia

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More than 97 % of the population of Colombia
Colombia
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia , is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. The country is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the...

 are Christian
Christian
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Canonical gospels and the letters of the New Testament...

s.
90% are Roman Catholic.
  • 10% are evangelical Christians, Evangelical, The Seventh-day Adventist Church
    Seventh-day Adventist Church
    The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant Christian denomination distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the original seventh day of the Judeo-Christian week, as the Sabbath, and by its emphasis on the imminent second coming of Jesus Christ...

     and others.


Roman Catholic archdioceses and other dioceses (in brackets)

  1. Barranquilla
    Barranquilla
    Barranquilla is an industrial port city and municipality located in northern Colombia, near the Caribbean Sea. The capital of the Atlántico Department, it is the largest industrial city and port in the Colombian Caribbean region with a population of 1,148,506 as of 2005, which makes it Colombia's...

    : (El Banco, Riohacha, Santa Marta, Valledupar)
  2. Bogotá
    Bogotá
    Bogotá, Distrito Capital , from 1991 to 2000 called Santa Fé de Bogotá, is the capital, and largest city, of Colombia. It is also designated by the national constitution as the capital of the department of Cundinamarca, even though the city of Bogotá now comprises an independent Capital district...

    : (Engativá, Facatativá, Fontibón, Girardot, Soacha, Zipaquirá)
  3. Bucaramanga
    Bucaramanga
    Bucaramanga is a Colombian city, and capital city of the department of Santander, Colombia. Bucaramanga has the fifth largest city economy and sixth largest population in Colombia, with 1,212,656 people in its metropolitan area...

    : (Barrancabermeja, Málaga-Soatá, Socorro y San Gil, Vélez)
  4. Cali
    Calì
    Calì, also written in English as Cali, is an Italian surname, widespread mainly in the Ionian side of Sicily.For the surname Calì is assumed the origin of the Greek word kalos , or from its Sanskrit root kali, "time."The surname refers to:...

    : (Buenaventura, Buga, Cartago, Palmira)
  5. Cartagena
    Cartagena, Colombia
    Cartagena de Indias , is a large Caribbean beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region and capital of Bolívar Department...

    : (Magangué, Montelibano, Montería, Sincelejo)
  6. Ibagué
    Ibagué
    Ibagué is the capital of the department of Tolima in Colombia. It is situated 1,285 m above sea level, on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central between the Chipalo and Combeima rivers, tributaries of the Coello River...

    : (Espinal, Florencia, Garzón, Líbano-Honda, Neiva)
  7. Manizales
    Manizales
    Manizales is a city and municipality in central Colombia, capital of Department of Caldas and part of the region of Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis, near the Nevado del Ruiz volcano....

    : (Armenia, La Dorada-Guaduas, Pereira)
  8. Medellín
    Medellín
    Medellín , officially the Municipio de Medellín or Municipality of Medellín, is the second largest city in Colombia. It is in the Aburrá Valley, one of the more northerly of the Andes in South America. It has a population of 2.3 million...

    : (Caldas, Girardota, Jericó, Sonsón-Rionegro)
  9. Nueva Pamplona: (Arauca, Cúcuta, Ocaña, Tibú)
  10. Popayán
    Popayán
    Popayán is the capital of the Colombian department of Cauca. It is located in southwestern Colombia between Colombia's Western Mountain Range and Central Mountain Range...

    : (Ipiales, Mocoa-Sibundoy, Pasto, Tumaco)
  11. Santa Fe de Antioquia: (Apartadó, Istmina-Tadó, Quibdó, Santa Rosa de Osos)
  12. Tunja
    Tunja
    Tunja is a city and municipality located in the central part of Colombia, in the region of "Alto Chicomocha". As of the 2005 Census it had 152,419 inhabitants. It is the capital of the Department of Boyacá and part of the subregion of the Central Boyacá Province. It is approximately 145 km...

    : (Chiquinquirá, Duitama-Sogamoso, Garagoa, Yopal)
  13. Villavicencio
    Villavicencio
    Villavicencio is a city and municipality in Colombia, capital of the Department of Meta, with 361,058 inhabitants. The city is located at 4°08S, 73°40W, 75 km southeast of the Colombian capital city of Bogotá by the Guatiquía river...

    : (Granada en Colombia, San José del Guaviare)

Other Churches


The Episcopal Diocese of Colombia
Episcopal Diocese of Colombia
The Episcopal Diocese of Colombia is an Anglican diocese in Colombia. It forms part of Province IX of the Episcopal Church. The current bishop is Francisco Jose Duque-Gomez.-External links:* *...

 is a part of Province 9 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Province 9 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Province 9 is one of nine ecclesiastical provinces making up the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. It comprises seven dioceses in Latin America and the Caribbean.-Dioceses of Province IX:*Colombia *Dominican Republic...

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