Bolívar State, Colombia

Bolívar State was one of the states of Colombia. Today the area of the former state makes up most of modern-day Bolívar Department, Sucre Department, Córdoba Department and Atlántico Department in northern Colombia.

1863 Bolívar State
Sovereign State of Bolívar

Limits edit

In 1863 it bordered:

Naming edit

  • June 15, 1857: created as Estado Federal de Bolívar (Federal State of Bolívar).
  • 1858 recognized as Estado de la Federación in the 1858 constitution of the Granadine Confederation.[1]
  • 1863 Estado Soberano de Bolívar (Sovereign State of Bolívar) in the 1863 constitution of the United States of Colombia.[2]

Subdivisions edit

Departments of 1857 edit

1857-06-15 was divided into 5 departamentos:[3]

Provinces of 1862 edit

By Article 1, Law 26 of December 26, 1862, the Sovereign State of Bolívar was divided into twelve provinces during the government of President of Colombia, Juan José Nieto:[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Constitución de la Confederación Granadina de 1858
  2. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Constitución política de los Estados Unidos de Colombia de 1863
  3. ^ Gobernación de Bolívar: Historia[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ " brief history relating to Sovereign State of Bolivar". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-01-11.

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