Cauca State

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1863 Cauca State
Sovereign State of Cauca

Cauca State was one of the states of Colombia.

Today the area of the former state makes up most of modern day west and southern Colombia, with some portion of its vast territories acquired by present day Peru, Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Naming[edit]

Known as "Gran Cauca", because it was the largest [3] and richest[4] of the Union.

Subdivisions[edit]

In the 15 June 1857 law the state was divided into the following provinces [5]

In 1858 the setup was changed, Barbacoas and Túquerres were added to Pasto:[5]

In 1874 the provinces had been changed into municipalities and the number increased to 16:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Constitución de la Confederación Granadina de 1858
  2. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Constitución política de los Estados Unidos de Colombia de 1863
  3. ^ Colombiestad: Estadística de Colombia 1876
  4. ^ Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango: División territorial de Colombia
  5. ^ a b c Geografía Física y Política de la Confederación Granadina: Estado del Cauca, Obra dirigida por el General Agustín Codazzi, 2003

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 2°27′00″N 76°37′00″W / 2.45°N 76.6167°W / 2.45; -76.6167