Bogotá is the capital and largest city of Colombia. The city is located in the center of Colombia, on a high plateau 8,660 feet (2,640 metres) above sea level known as the Bogotá savanna. It is the capital and largest city of Colombia administered as the Capital District. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. As the most populous city in Colombia, Bogotá had 6,778,691 inhabitants within the city's limits (2005 census) and 10,200,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area.
Bogotá is the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports center of the country. It is the financial and commercial heart of Colombia, with the most business activity of any city in the country.