Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A former Spanish viceroyalty of northern South America including present-day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela. It was under Spanish rule from the 1530s to 1819.

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Examples

  • A joint expedition to Darien was organized by England, France, Colombia then known as New Granada, and the United States.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • A new Republic, that of Panama, which was at one time a sovereign state, and at another time a mere department of the successive confederations known as New Granada and Columbia, has now succeeded to the rights which first one and then the other formerly exercised over the Isthmus.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • Panama, which was at one time a sovereign state, and at another time a mere department of the successive confederations known as New Granada and Columbia, has now succeeded to the rights which first one and then the other formerly exercised over the Isthmus.

    State of the Union Address

  • The Congress at Bogota drafted a constitution, providing for a separate republic to bear the old Spanish name of "New Granada," accepted definitely the resignation of Bolivar, and granted him a pension.

    Hispanic Nations of the New World; a chronicle of our southern neighbors

  • The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia.

    Ecuador

  • Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717.

    Ecuador

  • Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia).

    Venezuela

  • VenezuelaVenezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia).

    Background

  • Background: Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia).

    Venezuela

  • "Only a Venezuela united with New Granada [Colombia] could form a nation that would inspire in others the proper consideration due to her," he argued in 1813.

    The Ghost Of Simón Bolívar

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