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Antioquia State

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Antioquia State was one of the states of Colombia. Today the area of the former state makes up most of modern day Antioquia Department, Colombia.



In 1863 it bordered:

  • Santander State and Boyacá State in the East.
  • Tolima State in the South.
  • Cauca State in the West.
  • Bolívar State in the North.
  • Naming

  • 1856-06-11 created under the name Estado Federal de Antioquia (Federal State of Antioquia).
  • 1858 recognized as Estado de la Federación in the constitution of the Granadine Confederation of 1858.
  • 1863 named Estado Soberano de Antioquia (Sovereign State of Antioquia) in the constitution of the United States of Colombia of 1863.
  • Provinces 1856

    Through the law of June 11, 1856, the State was composed of the same provinces that constituted:

  • Antioquia Province (capital Santa Fe de Antioquia)
  • Córdoba Province (capital Rionegro)
  • Medellín Province (capital Medellín)
  • Departments

    Later the State by Act of December 17, 1859, the territory was divided into six departments:

  • Córdoba Department.
  • Medellín Department.
  • Remedios Department.
  • Santa Rosa de Osos Department.
  • Santa Fé de Antioquia Department.
  • Sonsón Department.
  • During the government of Pedro Justo Berrio (1864) the State was divided into 7 departments:

  • Medellín Department.
  • Marinilla Department.
  • Santa Rosa de Osos Department.
  • Sopetrán Department.
  • Sonsón Department.
  • La Ceja Department.
  • Valdivia Department.
  • This division was changed later that year, leaving only 5 departments:

  • Centro Department.
  • Norte Department.
  • Occidente Department.
  • Oriente Department.
  • Sur Department.
  • References

    Antioquia State Wikipedia

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