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Colombia Flag Colombia Flag
Country Colombia
Country code CO
City Bogotá
Form of government Unitary Presidential Republic
Size in km² 1109500
Population 48228704
Year of construction 1926


Type Semi-circle
Volume 121700
Architect Thomas Reed (DK)/ Alberto Manrique Martin (CO)


Capitolio Nacional (or National Capitol) is a building on Bolivar Square in central Bogotá, the construction of which began in 1876, by order of president Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, and was not concluded until 1926. It houses both houses of the Congress of Colombia. It was designed by Thomas Reed.

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The classicist "Capitolio Nacional de Colombia" building of the Colombian parliament was begun by the Danish architect Thomas Reed in 1876 and completed in 1926. In addition to the Congress, Thomas Reed also built a panopticon-style prison in Bogotá that remained in use until 1946. It now houses the Museo Nacional de Colombia.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 166 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 13.357
Number of women 33 HDI 0,720
Pop. per MP 290.534 Democracy index 6,62
CO2 total 74.054 CO2 per capita 1,50


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