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Getting started with Colombia research
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Colombia is divided into 32 departamentos, some of those as recently formed as 1991, although they existed before as intendencias and comisarias. Most however, were formed in 1886. 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 do not use this system at all. From there, areas are divided into municipios. Municipios either include several towns or neighborhoods depending on the population density of the area.
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