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  1. Since the new country was quickly proclaimed after Bolívar's unexpected victory in New Granada, its government was temporarily set up as a federal republic, made up of three departments headed by a vice-president and with capitals in the cities of Bogotá (Cundinamarca Department), Caracas (Venezuela Department), and Quito (Quito Department).

  2. The President of Colombia (Spanish: Presidente de Colombia), officially known as the President of the Republic of Colombia (Spanish: Presidente de la República de Colombia) or President of the Nation (Spanish: Presidente de la Nacion) is the head of state and head of government of Colombia.

  3. Panama found itself part of the newly-formed Viceroyalty of New Granada. This new viceroyalty consisted of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador, and was ruled from the Colombian city of Bogota. The 1800s brought independence to most of Latin America as the Spanish Empire crumbled. New Granada won independence in 1819 and became a country called ...

  4. Further Spanish settlements were progressively established in the New World: New Granada in the 1530s (later in the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717 and present day Colombia), Lima in 1535 as the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, Buenos Aires in 1536 (later in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata in 1776), and Santiago in 1541.

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