United States of Colombia
The United States of Colombia was the name adopted in 1863 through the Rionegro Constitution for the nation which had been known as the Republic of New Granada since the dissolution of the federation of Great Colombia in 1830-1831.
The nine original states that formed the confederation were Antioquia, Bolivar, Boyaca, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Panama, Santander and Tolima, and the territories of Caqueta, San Martin, Nevada and Motilones.
After several years of intermittent civil wars, in 1886 the party led by Rafael Nunez proclaimed a new constitution of centralist character that abolished the United States of Colombia and created the Republic of Colombia.
United States (disambiguation)
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