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Republic of Colombia

República de Colombia
Flag of Gran Colombia
Flag (1821–1822)
Coat of arms(1821–31) of Gran Colombia
Coat of arms
Anthem: Marcha Libertadora
(Liberation March)
Gran Colombia
Gran Colombia
Capital Bogotá
Common languages Spanish
Roman Catholic
Government Federal Republic
• 1819–30
Simón Bolívar
• 1830, 1831
Domingo Caycedo
• 1830, 1831
Joaquín Mosquera
Vice Presidents  
• 1819–20
Francisco Antonio Zea
• 1820–21
Juan Germán Roscio
• 1821
Antonio Nariño y Álvarez
• 1821
José María del Castillo
• 1821–27
Francisco de Paula Santander
• 1830–31
Domingo Caycedo
Legislature Congress
• Upper Chamber
• Lower Chamber
Chamber of Representatives
• Established
December 17 1821
• Constitution of Cúcuta
August 30, 1821
• Colombia – Peru War
• Disestablished
November 19 1831
Currency Piastra
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Viceroyalty of New Granada
Captaincy General of Venezuela
Third Republic of Venezuela
Republic of New Granada
State of Venezuela
British Guiana
Today part of  Brazil

Gran Colombia was a country formed after New Granada declared independence in 1819. The rebels, led by Simon Bolivar, defeated the Spanish Empire but then fought among themselves. In 1831 Venezuela and Ecuador, being the eastern and southern part of the country, declared independence from Gran Colombia. After that the remaining territory is just called Colombia. Decades later, Panama also became independent from Colombia.

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