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Colombia, Republic of (Sp. República de Colombia)locked

  • Gerard Béhague,
  • George List
  •  and Lise Waxer


Country in South America. Formerly part of Nueva Granada, it is bordered to the north-west by Panama and the Caribbean, to the east by Venezuela and Brazil, to the south by Peru and Ecuador, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. The region was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century. The area that constitutes modern Colombia was established in the years following independence from Spain (...

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