Santander State

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Coordinates: 6°32′00″N 73°12′00″W / 6.53333°N 73.2°W / 6.53333; -73.2

1863 Santander State

Santander State was one of the states of Colombia. Today the area of the former state makes up most of modern day areas of the Santander Department and Norte de Santander Department in northeastern Colombia.


In 1863 it bordered:



Sovereign State of Santander.

In 1857 the state was divided into the following departamentos:[3]

  • Barichara.
  • Bucaramanga.
  • Charalá.
  • Fortul.
  • Ocaña.
  • Pamplona.
  • San Gil.
  • Socorro.
  • Vélez.

The law of 17 April 1859 divided the state into 7 departamentos:[3]

In 1860 two more departamentos were created:


  1. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Constitución de la Confederación Granadina de 1858
  2. ^ Cervantes Virtual: Constitución política de los Estados Unidos de Colombia de 1863
  3. ^ a b Geografía Física y Política de la Confederación Granadina: Estado de Santander, Obra dirigida por el General Agustín Codazzi, 2003

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