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   President  Gustavo Petro 0 22 +3.13%
  Senate  Historic Pact for Colombia 0 22 +3.70%
  Chamber of Representatives  Historic Pact for Colombia 0 22 +1.06%
 Bogotá, D.C.    
 La Guajira    
 Norte de Santander    
 San Andrés y Providencia    
 Valle del Cauca    

Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Caribbean Sea  
North Pacific Ocean  
South Pacific Ocean  

Established July 20, 1810
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last Modified411 Name Removed 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.

Colombia Departments -

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



Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Mar 11, 2018 08:00am Mar 11, 2018 08:00pm General Election Colombia Legislative Election  IndyGeorgia 
Mar 13, 2022 08:00am Mar 13, 2022 04:00pm General Election Colombia Legislative Election  IndyGeorgia 

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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 

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 06, 2021 12:00pm General Why Are Colombians Protesting?  Article IndyGeorgia 
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 411 Name Removed 
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