Around 2,100 Jews live in Colombia, according to a recent census; most of the Jews are concentrated in the capital, Bogota. Smaller communities exist in Cali, Barranquilla and Medellin. There have been Jews present in the territory of modern-day Colombia since the Spanish period but it took until the end of the 18th century before Jews began to practice their religion openly. It is a primarily secular community but there is little intermarriage. The community is represented by the Confederación de Comunidades Judías de Colombia (CCJC), the Colombian affiliate of the World Jewish Congress.