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  Colombia
Institutions
  President  Iván Duque Márquez 0 18 +12.17%
  Senate  Democratic Centre 0 18 +2.97%
  Chamber of Representatives  Colombian Liberal Party 0 18 +1.82%
State
 Amazonas   
 Antioquia   
 Arauca   
 Atlantico   
 Bolivar   
 Boyaca   
 Caldas   
 Caqueta   
 Casanare   
 Cauca   
 Cesar   
 Choco   
 Cordoba   
 Cundinamarca   
 Distrito Capital de Bogota   
 Guainia   
 Guaviare   
 Huila   
 La Guajira   
 Magdalena   
 Meta   
 Narino   
 Norte de Santander   
 Putumayo   
 Quindio   
 Risaralda   
 San Andrés y Providencia   
 Santander   
 Sucre   
 Tolima   
 Valle del Cauca   
 Vaupes   
 Vichada   
Referenda
 Referenda   


Neighbors
Brazil  
Ecuador  
Panama  
Peru  
Venezuela  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Caribbean Sea  
North Pacific Ocean  
South Pacific Ocean  

Country DETAILS
Parents  
Websitehttp://www.gobiernoenlinea.gov.co/
Established July 20, 1810
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedPicimpalious January 21, 2006 04:29pm
Description Republic of Colombia
Republica de Colombia

Formerly a member state of the Spanish Colony of Gran Colombia (which included Ecuador and Venezuela), Colombia is a Northern South American nation bordering the Caribbean Sea between Panama and Venezuela and bordering the North Pacific Ocean between Ecuador and Panama. The Colombian population is 58% mestizo, 20% white, 14% mulatto and the rest are black and Amerindian. Colombians are overwhelmingly Roman Catholic with 90% professing its creed. With its capital in Bogota, Colombia is comprised of 32 departments or states and a single capital district.

As a republic, Colombia is led by a popularly elected President who stands as both head of state and government, who with the Vice President, serves four-year terms. The Cabinet is created by the President from a coalition of the two dominant political parties. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the bicameral Congress, comprised of a Senate and House of Representatives. All Congress members from both chambers are elected by popular vote to four-year terms.

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INFORMATION LINKS
Embassy of Colombia in the United States  Discuss
Government Portal of Colombia  Discuss
Ministry of External Relations of Colombia (Foreign Affairs)  Discuss
Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations  Discuss
Plan Colombia Program between the United States and Colombia  Discuss
President of Colombia  Discuss

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MEDIA

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Mar 11, 2018 08:00am Mar 11, 2018 08:00pm General Election Colombia Legislative Election  IndyGeorgia 

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
More Terrible than Death: Massacres, Drugs, and America's War in Colombia  Purchase RP 
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw  Purchase RP 
Driven by Drugs: U.S. Policy Toward Colombia  Purchase RP 

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 12, 2016 10:10pm News Colombia peace deal: Government and Farc reach new agreement  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 22, 2016 01:00pm Announcement Colombia and FARC rebels reach definitive ceasefire deal  Article IndyGeorgia 
Mar 15, 2010 09:35am News Colombia is still Uribeland, after all  Article Picimpalious 
Sep 03, 2009 12:00am Review Neoliberalism Needs Death Squads in Colombia  Article Craverguy 
Dec 13, 2008 01:00am News Colombia extradites reputed drug lord to U.S.  Article Jason 
Jul 03, 2008 12:00pm General Old-fashioned fake-out results in freedom for hostages  Article J.R. 

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