Gran Colombia

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Republic of Colombia
República de Colombia

 

1819–1831
 

 

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Gran Colombia
Capital Bogotá
Language(s) Spanish
Religion Roman Catholic
Government Republic
Presidents
 - (1819–1830) Simón Bolívar
 - (1830) Domingo Caycedo
 - (1830–1831) Joaquín Mosquera
 - (1831) Domingo Caycedo
Vice Presidents
 - (1819–1820) Francisco Antonio Zea
 - (1820–1821) Juan Germán Roscio
 - (1821) Antonio Nariño y Álvarez
 - (1821) José María del Castillo
 - (1821–1827) Francisco de Paula Santander
 - (1830–1831) Domingo Caycedo
Legislature Congress
 - Upper Chamber Senate
 - Lower Chamber Chamber of Representatives
History
 - Established December 17[1] 1819
 - Constitution of Cúcuta August 30, 1821
 - Colombia – Peru War 1828–1829
 - Disestablished November 19, 1831
Today part of  Brazil
 Colombia
 Costa Rica
 Ecuador
 Guyana
 Nicaragua
 Panama
 Peru
 Venezuela

Gran Colombia was a country formed after Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama declared independence. These countries were part of Gran Colombia. Simon Bolivar, who led the independence movement, became president. In 1830, however, Venezuela and Ecuador separated from Gran Colombia, and was renamed Colombia, which then faced the separation of Panama.

Sources[change | edit source]

  1. Bethell, Leslie (1985). The Cambridge History of Latin America. Cambridge University Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-521-23224-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=0QghsDsSCB4C&pg=PA141. Retrieved September 6, 2011.