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Settling of Colombia

500 B.C

Chibcha Indian tribes settle in the central highlands of Colombia

Bogota

1538

Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada defeats the Chibcha, and names the conquered territory New Grenada; founds the town of Bogota

Present-day Colombia

1717

Spain creates the Viceroyalty of New Grenada, which includes present-day Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama

Act of Independence

1810

Citizens in Bogota rebel against Spanish rule,proclaiming an official act of Independence on July 20

Gran Colombia

1819

Bolivar unites Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, and Ecuaador as Gran Colombia

Breakaway from Gran Colombia

1830

Ecuador and Venezuela break away from Gran Colombia

Republic of Colombia

1886

established by a new constitution

War of a Thousand Days

1899 - 1903

Withdrawal From Gran Colombia

1903

Panama withdraws

Drug Trade

1970 - 1980

Colombia becomes international center for illegal drug trade;with support of the US, Colombia govt. begins effort to end drug trafficking within its borders

National Constitution

1991

New national constitution becomes valid July 5