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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 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 gov.co included in it. Some sites contain little or no information while others are very good resources.
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