I was born in Cartagena-Colombia, the only South American country with both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. The fourthlargest country in South America, it has a total area of 1.138.910 sq. Km.
Comparatively, the area occupied by Colombia is slightly less than three time the state of Montana.
Bordered on the N.,by the Caribbean Sea, on the NE., by venezuela, on the SE., by Brazil, on the SW., by Peru and Ecuador, on the W., by the Pacific Ocean, and on the NW., by Panama, the Colombian mainland is located entirely within the tropics. It's total boundarie lenght is 6.004 Km.
Colombia also holds the uninhabited Caribbean islands of Quita Sueño, Bank, Roncador Cay, and Serrana Bank, to wich the US renounced all rights under the treaty of Quita Sueño, ratified by the US Senate in July 1981. Colombia has a dispute with Venezuela over maritime rights in the Gulf of Venezuela.