A country of northwest South America with coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Previously inhabited by the Chibchas, it was settled by the Spanish in 1530s and formed the nucleus of the viceroyalty of New Granada after 1739. The area gained its independence from Spain in 1820 under the leadership of Simón Bolívar, but the modern state of Colombia did not emerge until after Venezuela and Ecuador (1830) and later Panama (1903) had become separate nations. Bogotá is the capital and the largest city.
Country in NW South America, on the Pacific Ocean & the Caribbean Sea: gained independence from Spain in 1819: 439,736 sq mi (1,138,910 sq km); cap. Bogotá
Country in South America. Official name: Republic of Colombia.
Origin of colombia
After Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus (1451–1506).
Colombia Sentence Examples
CALI, an inland town of the department of Cauca, Colombia, South America, about 180 m.
The Church now has, besides these missions, others in India (1834), Siam (1840), China (1846),(1846), Colombia (1856), Brazil (1859),(1859), Japan (1859), Laos (1867),(1867), Mexico (transferred in 1872 by the American and Foreign Christian Union), Chile (transferred in 1873 by the same Union; first established in 1845), Guatemala (1882),(1882), Korea (1884)(1884) and the Philippine Islands (1899).
Colombia is but inadequately represented by rough maps.
Platinum is said to have been discovered in Colombia in 1720, and has been exported regularly since the last years of the 18th century.
What is most commonly recognized in Colombia as guaco, or Vejuco del guaco, would appear to be Mikania Guaco (Humboldt and Bonpland, Pl.