Bolívar State, Colombia

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1863 Bolívar State
Sovereign State of Bolívar

Bolívar State was one of the states of Colombia. Today the area of the former state makes up most of modern-day Bolívar Department, Sucre Department, Córdoba Department and Atlántico Department in northern Colombia.


In 1863 it bordered:


  • June 15, 1857: created as Estado Federal de Bolívar (Federal State of Bolívar).
  • 1858 recognized as Estado de la Federación in the 1858 constitution of the Granadine Confederation.[1]
  • 1863 Estado Soberano de Bolívar (Sovereign State of Bolívar) in the 1863 constitution of the United States of Colombia.[2]


Departments of 1857[edit]

1857-06-15 was divided into 5 departamentos:[3]

Provinces of 1862[edit]

By Article 1, Law 26 of December 26, 1862, the Sovereign State of Bolívar was divided into twelve provinces during the government of President of Colombia, Juan José Nieto:[4]


Coordinates: 10°26′30″N 75°30′48″W / 10.4417°N 75.5133°W / 10.4417; -75.5133