FUN WITH MAPS – ISSUE 2022-125 DAILY FEATURE:

By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (July 20, 2022) – In Issue 2022-125 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we celebrate another independence day from around the globe.

FELIZ DIA DE INDEPENDENCIA COLUMBIA!

Colombia’s independence from Spain is celebrated on July 20, which commemorates the formation of the Junta of Santa Fe and the autonomous governing of the territory in 1810. 

True independence took about a year longer, as the area known as New Grenada redrew boundaries and allegiances and eventually became what is the country of Columbia today.

In 2021, Columbia was named the “happiest place in the world”.  The location of Columbia equals a country with no real seasonal changes during the year, but climate changes according to  elevation and rainfall.  This means you can have that tropical paradise weather all year long, making it a beach lover’s delight.

Columbians value their play time, indulging in cheering on futbol teams, grand bicycling routes and taking advantage of the second most national holidays in the world.

Here is Teesdale’s 1831 map of Columbia, with today’s Venezuela and Ecuador shown as well.

Venezuela & Ecuador- 1831 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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