The Republic of Gran Colombia was a former independent country in northern South America, a post-Spanish colonial country that existed from 1819 to 1831. Its initial subdivisions, created in 1820, were revised and expanded in 1824.
The initial country subdivision of Gran Colombia was into three departments, without larger districts or smaller provinces. They were:
1824 Districts, departments, & provincesEdit
Distrito del NorteEdit
- Apure Department: 2 provinces — Barinas Province and Achaguas Province.
- Orinoco Department: 4 provinces — Cumaná Province, Barcelona Province, Guayana Province and Margarita Province.
- Venezuela Department: 2 provinces — Caracas Province and Carabobo Province.
- Zulia Department: 4 provinces — Maracaybo/Maracaibo, Coro Province, Mérida Province and Trujillo Province.
Distrito del CentroEdit
- Boyacá Department: 4 provinces — Tunja Province, Casanare Province, Pamplona Province, and Socorro Province.
- Cauca Department: 4 provinces — Popayán Province, Buenaventura Province, Chocó Province, Pasto Province.
- Cundinamarca Department: 4 provinces — Bogotá Province, Antioquia Province, Mariquita Province, Neiva Province.
- Istmo Department: 2 provinces — Istmo Province and Veraguas Province.
- Magdalena Department: 3 provinces — Cartagena Province, Riohacha Province, Santa Marta Province.
Distrito del SurEdit
Maps of subdivisionsEdit
- Ley de División Territorial de la República de Colombia—(in Spanish)
- Historia territorial de Colombia—(in Spanish)
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