The Granadine Confederation
ruled over present-day Colombia
, and was their first experiment in federalism
. It was divided into eight states: Antioquía
, and Santander
Before 1858, the country was known as the Republic of New Granada: in 1861, it became the United States of New Granada, which was quickly succeeded by the United States of Colombia.
The Confederation had two presidents: Mariano Ospina Rodríguez, who became president of New Granada in 1857 and ruled unti April of 1861, and Bartolomé Calvo y Díaz de Lamadrid. Both were backed by the Social Conservative Party.
The flag consisted of vertical fields of red, blue, and yellow, with a white eight-pointed star on the blue field.
Nowadays, coins and postage stamps from the Granadine Confederation are very valuable collectors' items.