Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Colombia

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In 1534, was Santa Marta detached from Santo Domingo?

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Italica - Spain
0200-0300
Sevilla (separated from Italica?) - Spain
0300-0400
Sevilla (Metr.) - Spain
1511
Santo Domingo (erected from Spain: Sevilla) - Puerto Rico
1513
Santa María la Antigua del Darién / Darién (established from Santo Domingo ?) - (New Granada) Panama
1520?
Panamá / Castilla del Oro (new name, See moved from Santa María la Antigua del Darién) - (New Granada) Panama
1925
Panamá (AD, was part of the Metropolitan Province of Cartagena) - Panama

1534
Cartagena (detached from Panama) - (New Granada) Colombia
1534
Santa Marta (detached from Santo Domingo ??) - (New Granada) Colombia
1546
Popayán (detached from Panama) - (New Granada) Colombia
1562
Santa Marta (suppressed as the new diocese Santafé en Nueva Grenada was set up) - (New Granada) Colombia
1562
Santafé en Nueva Grenada (detached from Santa Marta) - (New Granada) Colombia
1564
Santafé en Nueva Grenada (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Lima ??) - (New Granada) Colombia
1577
Santa Marta (reestablished, detached from Santafé en Nueva Grenada) - (New Grenada) Colombia

1804
Antioquia (detached from Popayan, from Cartagena, and from Santafe en Nueva Granada) - (New Granada) Colombia
1835
Nueva Pamplona (detached from Santafé en Nueva Grenada) - (Republic of New Granada) Colombia
1859
Pasto (detached from Popayán) - (United States of New Granada) Colombia
1868
Antioquia (suppressed, territory incorporated in Medellín) - Colombia
1868
Medellín (detached from Santafé en Nueva Grenada and given the territory of Antioquia) - Colombia
1874
Antioquia (reestablished, detached from Medellín) - Colombia
1880
Tunja (detached from Santafé en Nueva Grenada) - Colombia
1893
Casanare (AV, detached from Tunja) - Colombia
1894
Tolima (detached from Bogotá, and from Popayan) - Colombia
1895
Socorro (detached from Nueva Pamplona) - Colombia
1898
Bogotá (Metr., new name, previously Santafé en Nueva Grenada Metr.) - Colombia

1900
Cartagena (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Santafé en Nueva Grenada) - Colombia
1900
Garzón (detached from Tolima) - Colombia
1900
Ibagué (detached from Tolima) - Colombia
1900
Manizales (detached from Medellín)- Colombia
1900
Popayán (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Santafé en Nueva Grenada) - Colombia
1900
Tolima (suppressed; territory to Garzón, and to Popayán) - Colombia
1902
Medellín (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Bogotá) - Colombia
1903
Intendencias Orientales (AP, detached from Bogotá) - Colombia
1904
Caquetá (AP, detached from Pasto) - Colombia
1905
Guajira (AV, detached from Santa Marta) - Colombia
1908
Chocó (AP, detached from Antioquia) - Colombia
1908
Los Llanos de San Martín (AV, new name, previously Intendencias Orient. AP) - Colombia

1910
Cali (detached from Popayán) - Colombia
1912
San Andrés y Providencia (Mission "sui iuris", detached from Cartagena) - Colombia
1915
Arauca (AP, detached from Casanare) - Colombia
1915
Jericó (detached from Medellín) - Colombia
1917
Antioquia-Jericó (united) - Colombia
1917
Santa Rosa de Osos (detached from Antioquia) - Colombia
1918
Uraba (AP, detached from Antioquia) - Colombia

1921
Tierradentro (AP, detached from Popayán) - Colombia
1924
Sinú (AP, detached from Cartagena) - Colombia
1927
Tumaco (AP, detached from Pasto, and from Cali) - Colombia
1928
Rio Magdalena (AP, detached from Nueva Pamplona, and from Socorro y San Gil, Santa Marta) - Colombia
1928
Socorro y San Gil (new name, previously Socorro) - Colombia

1930
Caquetá (AV) - Colombia
1931
Sinú / San Jorge (AP, new name, alternative name San Jorge introduced) - Colombia
1932
Barranquilla (detached from Cartagena) - Colombia

1941
Antioquia (new name, previously Antioquía-Jericó, and new territory added from Uraba AP) - Colombia
1941
Jericó (detached from Antioquía, and from Uraba AP) - Colombia
1941
Uraba (AP, suppressed, incorporated in Antioquia, and partly in Jericó) - Colombia
1945
Labateca (AP, detached from Nueva Pamplona, and from Arauca) - Colombia
1946
San Andrés y Providencia (AP) - Colombia
1949
Colombia (Mil.Ord.) - Colombia
1949
Mitú (AP, detached from Los Llanos de San Martín AV) - Colombia
1949
Villavicencio (AV, new name, previously Los Llanos de San Martín AV) - Colombia

1950
Barrancabermeja (AV, and new name, previously Río Magdalena) - Colombia
1950
San Jorge (AV, and new name, previously Sinú / San Jorge) - Colombia
1951
Bertrania en el Catatumbo (Prel., detached from Nueva Pamplona) - Colombia
1951
Florencia (AV, detached from Caquetá) - Colombia
1951
Leticia (AP, detached from Caquetá) - Colombia
1951
Sibundoy (AV, new name, previously Caquetá AV) - Colombia
1951
Zipaquirá (detached from Bogotá) - Colombia
1952
Armenia (detached from Manizales, and from Chocó) - Colombia
1952
Bucaramanga (detached from Nueva Pamplona) - Colombia
1952
Buenaventura (AV, detached from Cali, and from Tumaco) - Colombia
1952
Istmina (AV, and new name, previously Chocó AP) - Colombia
1952
Palmira (detached from Popayán, and from Cali) - Colombia
1952
Pereira (detached from Manizales, and from Chocó) - Colombia
1952
Riohacha (AV, new name, previously Guajira AV) - Colombia
1952
Quibdó (AV, detached from Chocó, and from Antioquia) - Colombia
1952
Valledupar (AV, detached from Guajira) - Colombia
1954
Guapi (AP, detached from Tumaco) - Colombia
1954
Manizales (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Medellin) - Colombia
1954
Montería (detached from Cartagena, and from San Jorge) - Colombia
1955
Duitama (detached from Tunja) - Colombia
1956
Cúcuta (detached from Nueva Pamplona) - Colombia
1956
Girardot (detached from Bogotá) - Colombia
1956
Labateca (AP, suppressed, territory incorporated in Nueva Pamplona, in Cucuta, and in Arauca) - Colombia
1956
Nueva Pamplona (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Bogotá) - Colombia
1956
Vichada (AP, detached from Villavicencio) - Colombia
1957
Espinal (detached from Ibagué) - Colombia
1957
Sonsón (detached from Medellín) - Colombia

1961
Tumaco (AV) - Colombia
1962
Barrancabermeja - Colombia
1962
Cartago (detached from Cali) - Colombia
1962
Facatativá (detached from Bogotá) - Colombia
1962
Ocaña (detached from Santa Marta) - Colombia
1964
Ariari (AP, detached from Villavicencio) - Colombia
1964
Cali (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Popayán) - Colombia
1964
Garzón-Neiva (new name, previously Garzón) - Colombia
1964
Ipiales (detached from Pasto) - Colombia
1964
Tunja (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Bogotá) - Colombia
1964
Villavicencio - Colombia
1966
Buga (detached from Cali, and from Palmira) - Colombia
1968
Sonsón-Rionegro (new name, previously Sonsón) - Colombia
1969
Alto Sinú (Prel., and new name, previously Sinú / San Jorge, AP) - Colombia
1969
Barranquilla (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Cartagena) - Colombia
1969
Magangué (detached from Cartagena) - Colombia
1969
Sincelejo (detached from Cartagena) - Colombia
1969
Valledupar - Colombia

1970
Arauca (AV) - Colombia
1972
Garzón (new name, previously Garzón-Neiva) - Colombia
1972
Neiva (detached from Garzón) - Colombia
1974
Bucaramanga (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Nueva Pamplona) - Colombia
1974
Ibagué (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Bogotá) - Colombia
1977
Chiquinquirá (detached from Tunja) - Colombia
1977
Garangoa (detached from Tunja) - Colombia

1983
Tibú (Prel., new name, previously Bertrania en el Catatumbo -Prel.) - Colombia
1984
Arauca - Colombia
1984
La Dorada-Guaduas (detached from Manizales, from Facatativa, and from Barrancabermeja) - Colombia
1985
Florencia - Colombia
1985
San Vicente-Puerto Leguízamo (AV, detached from Florencia) - Colombia
1987
Ariari (AV) - Colombia
1987
Málaga-Soatá (detached from Bucaramanga) - Colombia
1988
Apartadó (detached from Santa Fé de Antioquia) - Colombia
1988
Caldas (detached from Medellín) - Colombia
1988
Girardota (detached from Medellín) - Colombia
1988
Riohacha - Colombia
1988
Santa Fe de Antioquia (Metr., and new name, previously Antioquia, was part of the Metropolitan Province of Medellín) - Colombia
1989
Líbano-Honda (detached from Ibague) - Colombia
1989
Mitú-Puerto Inírida (AV, new name, previously Mitú AP) - Colombia
1989
San José de Guaviare (AV, detached from Mitú) - Colombia

1990
Istmina-Tadò (D, and new name, previously Istmina AV) - Colombia
1990
Quibdó - Colombia
1996
Buenaventura - Colombia
1996
Inírida (AP, detached from Mitú-Puerto Inírida) - Colombia
1996
Mitú (new name, previously Mitú-Puerto Inírida) - Colombia
1998
Montelíbano (D, and new name, previously Alto-Sinú -prel.) - Colombia
1998
Tibú - Colombia
1999
Granada en Colombia (D, and new name, previously AV Ariari) - Colombia
1999
Mocoa-Sibundoy (D, and new name, previously AV Sibundoy) - Colombia
1999
San José de Guaviare - Colombia
1999
Trinidad (AV, new name, previously Casanare) - Colombia
1999
Tumaco - Colombia
1999
Yopal (detached from Casanare) - Colombia

2000
Puerto Carreño (AV, new name, previously Vichada) - Colombia
2000
Puerto Gaitán (AV, detached from Vichada and from Villavicencio) - Colombia
2000
Tierradentro (AV) - Colombia
2000
Vichada (suppressed, territory to Puerto Gaitán, and to Puerto Carreño) - Colombia
2001
Guapi (AV) - Colombia
2003
Engativá (detached from Bogotá) - Colombia
2003
Fontibón (detached from Bogotá) - Colombia
2003
Soacha (detached from Bogotá) - Colombia
2004
Villavicencio (Metr, was part of the Metropolitan Province of Bogotá) - Colombia
2003
Vélez (detached from Socorro y San Gil) - Colombia
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