Antioquia State

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1863 Antioquia State

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:


  • 1856-06-11 created under the name Estado Federal de Antioquia (Federal State of Antioquia).[1]
  • 1858 recognized as Estado de la Federación in the constitution of the Granadine Confederation of 1858.[2]
  • 1863 named Estado Soberano de Antioquia (Sovereign State of Antioquia) in the constitution of the United States of Colombia of 1863.[3]


Sovereign State of Antioquia.

Provinces 1856[edit]

Provinces 1856.

Through the law of June 11, 1856, the State was composed of the same provinces that constituted:[4]


Departments of Antioquia State, 1865.

Later the State by Act of December 17, 1859, the territory was divided into six departments:[5]

During the government of Pedro Justo Berrio (1864) the State was divided into 7 departments:[6]

This division was changed later that year, leaving only 5 departments:[6]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Ley de creación del Estado de Antioquia
  2. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Constitución de la Confederación Granadina de 1858
  3. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Constitución política de los Estados Unidos de Colombia de 1863
  4. ^ Geografía Física y Política de la Confederación Granadina: Estado de Antioquia, Obra dirigida por el General Agustín Codazzi, 2003
  5. ^ Historia de Antioquia, Jorge Orlando Melo, 1988
  6. ^ a b Biblioteca Universidad de Antioquia: Roberto Cadavid Misas, Argos, Historia de Antioquia

Coordinates: 6°20′00″N 75°15′00″W / 6.33333°N 75.25°W / 6.33333; -75.25