Colombia Genealogy

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Colombia is divided into 32 departamentos and the District Capital Santa Fe de Bogotá.  The departamentos are divided into either provincias, distritos, or regiones y subregiones (i.e. counties).  These are all basically the same, just given different names in different departmentos.  Several departamentos do not use this system at all, however. From there, areas are divided into municipios.

Municipios either include several towns or just neighborhoods depending on the population density of the area. All municipios are required by the Colombian government to have a website containing various information including the history of the municipio, climate and vegetation, economic information, photographs, maps, etc.  These sites have a website address with the municipio name, departamento and included in it.  Some sites contain little or no information while others are very good resources.

Departamentos (States)

Amazonas Chocó Putumayo
Antioquia Córdoba Quindío
Arauca Cundinamarca Risaralda
Atlántico Guainía San Andrés y Providencia
Bolivar Guajira Santander
Boyacá Guaviare Sucre
Caldas Huila Tolima
Caquetá Magdalena Valle del Cauca
Casanare Meta Vaupés
Cauca Nariño Vichada
Cesar Norte de Santander

Santa Fe de Bogotá

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