Colombian Britons are British citizens or residents who are of Colombian ancestry. The Colombian British population is estimated at around between 130,000 and 160,000, making it the second largest Colombian community in Europe , and the 6th largest in the world after Colombia, United States, Argentina, Brazil and Spain respectively. The Colombian British ethnic group is not an official ethnic group in the United Kingdom; it comes under the sub-category Latin American Briton under Other ethnic group.
The mid-1980s saw Colombians arriving not only as political refugees, but also as migrant workers escaping conditions in their home country. Many of them went into the catering industry.
The Colombian British population is one of the most compact non-indigenous communities in the UK. Around 90,000 of the 130,000+ Colombian Britons recide in London, like many of the other Latin American Briton communities. Colombians make up one the second largest sub-groups of British Latin Americans (which number 1 million), with Brazilian Britons numbering up to 200,000. The single most popular area for Colombians in Britain is Elephant and Castle, London, where around 10% people are Hispanic.
Migration has major effects on the UK population, and hundreds of different cultures are what makes a country unique. Below is a table comparing such aspects as religion, ethnicity, GDP and government types of Colombia and the United Kingdom.
Notable Colombian Britons
Sonia Uribe - Journalist, Television personality and actress
Carolina Herrera - Singer and guitarist
Jorge Castano - Professional wrestler
Phil Manzanera - Guitarist
Latin American Briton
Culture of Colombia
La Bodeguita, London's premier online shop, restaurant and delicatessen
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