República de Colombia
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The Vice-royalty of New Granada gained its independence of Spain in 1819, and was officially constituted 17 Dec. 1819, together with the present territories of Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador, as the state of ‘Greater Colombia’, which continued for about 12 years. It then split up into Venezuela, Ecuador and the republic of New Granada in 1830. The constitution of 22 May 1858 changed New Granada into a confederation of 8 states, under the name of Confederatión Granadina. Under the constitution of 8 May 1863 the country was renamed ‘Esta-dos Unidos de Colombia’, which were 9 in number. The revolution of 1885 led the National Council of Bogotá, composed of 2 delegates from each state, to promulgate the constitution of 5 Aug. 1886, forming the Republic of Colombia, which abolished the sovereignty of the states, converting them into departments, with governors appointed by the President of the Republic, though they retained some of their old rights, such as the management of their own finances.


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Further Reading

  1. Anuaria de Comercio Exterior de Colombia. Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (DANE)Google Scholar
  2. Anuario de Industria Manufactura. DANEGoogle Scholar
  3. Armaria Estadística Bogotá D. E. BogotáGoogle Scholar
  4. Boletín Mensual de Estadística. DANE, monthlyGoogle Scholar
  5. Colombia Estadística. DANE, annualGoogle Scholar
  6. Economía y Estadística. DANE, occasionalGoogle Scholar
  7. Estadística del Sector Agrapecuario. Ministerio de Agricultura, annualGoogle Scholar
  8. Informe Financiero del Contralor General. AnnualGoogle Scholar
  9. Informe del Gereute de la Caja de Crédita Agraria, Industrial y Minera. AnnualGoogle Scholar
  10. Memorias (13) de las Ministras al Congresa Nacional. AnnualGoogle Scholar
  11. Braun, H., The Assassination of Gaitán: Public Life and Urban Violence in Colombia. Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1985Google Scholar
  12. Hartlyn, J., The Politics of Coalition Rule in Colombia. CUP, 1988Google Scholar
  13. Morairetz, D., Why the Emperor’s New Clothes are not made in Colombia. OUP, 1982Google Scholar

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