La República de Colombia
  • J. Scott Keltie
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Th. Republic of Colombia gained its independence of Spainin 1819, and was officially constituted December 27, 1819. It split up into Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Republic of New Granada, February 29, 1832. The Constitution of April 1, 1858, changed the Republic into a confederation of eight States, under the name of Confederation Granadina. On September 20, 1861, the convention of Bogotá brought out the confederation under the new name of United States of New Granada, with nine States. On May 8, 1863, an improved Constitution was formed, and the States reverted to the old name Colombia—United States of Colombia. The revolution of 1885 brought about another change, and the National Council of Bogotá, composed of three delegates from each State, promulgated the Constitution of August 4, 1886. The sovereignty of the States was abolished, and they became simple departments, with governors appointed by the President of the Republic, though they have retained some of their old rights, such as the management of their own finances. In April, 1905, several changes were introduced, the country being divided into 15 departments, a Federal District, and 4 intendencies (Territories).


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Colombia

1. Official Publications

  1. Anales diplomaticos y consulates de Colombia. Bagota.Google Scholar
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