Panama State

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1863 Panama State
Panamá State

Panamá State was one of the states of Colombia.[1] Created 27 February 1855 under the name Estado Federal de Panamá (Federal State of Panamá).[2] Later was recognized as Estado de la Federación in the constitution of the Granadine Confederation of 1858,[3] and in the constitution of 1863 renamed as Estado Soberano (Sovereign State of Panamá) in the national and state constitutions of 1863.[2][4]

History[edit]

It was the first state to form within the Granadine Union, due to desires for autonomy, particularly by the Istmo Province.[5][6]

Limits[edit]

At present the territory previously held by the Panamá State belongs mostly to the Republic of Panama, independent from Colombia since 1903.

Subdivisions[edit]

The state was initially divided in the same provinces that created it in 1855:[7]

At the end of the year the territory of Azuero Province was split between Panamá Province and Chiriquí Province.

During the administration of Justo Arosemena (1856), the State was divided into 7 departments:[6]

Later, during the administration of José Leonardo Calancha (1864), reduced the number of departments to 6:[6]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 8°58′N 79°32′W / 8.967°N 79.533°W / 8.967; -79.533