November 23, 2011

It’s time for a little history lesson on Colombia after all this is what all this is supposed to be about isn’t it. First it’s really called The Republic of Colombia and it is a constitutional republic comprised of 32 departments. Its bordered by Venezuela and Brazil on the north Ecuador and Peru on the south Panama to the northwest and the Pacific ocean to the west. Colombia is the 26th largest nation by area and the 27th by population and it is the second largest in South America after Brazil Colombia has 46 million people making it the third largest Spanish speaking country in the world ,Mexico and Spain have more people Colombia was originally inhabited by indigenous people called the Muisca, Quimbaya, and Tairona. The Spanish arrived in 1499 and did what everybody else did back then Started conquering and colonizing finally creating the Viceroyalty of New Granada (it included modern Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, northwestern Brazil and Panama).Independence from Spain came in 1819 but by 1830 Gran Colombia had collapsed as Venezuela and Ecuador seceded .What is now Colombia and Panama became the Republic of New Granada. The new nation experimented with federalism (you got to look up all these terms for yourself after all I’m just a cat and can’t be expected to know everything, that’s Jeff’s department) as the Granadine (sounds like something you put in a drink)1858 and then The United States of Colombia 1863,before the Republic of Colombia came about in 1886 Panama left to become independent in 1903. Colombia was the first constitutional government in South America. The Liberal and Conservative parties are two of the oldest surviving political parties in the Americas. Ok that are enough for now you know cats have a limited attention span. I would like you to know that the information I’ve posted came from Wikipedia and relatives from here.

2 Responses to “History”

  1. Valerie said

    Do you think Jeff and Ruby will travel all the boarding states??


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