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How or in what way Columbia is related to Columbus ?

Asked by mahesh chandra, 30 Jan '09 11:13 pm
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Americans remember Columbus in many ways. Places are named for him, such as the District of Columbia; Columbus, Ohio; and Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is a nickname for the United States in several songs. Columbia University is named for Columbus. Hundreds of schools are named for him. There is a famous statue of Columbus at Columbus Circle in New York.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 01 Feb '09 02:24 pm

 
  
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Colombia - Republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Panama to the northwest, Venezuela to the northeast, Ecuador and Peru to the south, and Brazil to the southeast.

The word "Colombia" comes from the name of Christopher Columbus (Spanish:Cristbal Coln, Italian: Cristoforo Colombo). It was conceived by the revolutionary Francisco de Miranda as a reference to all the New World, especially to those territories and colonies under Spanish and Portuguese rule. The name was then adopted by the Republic of Colombia of 1819 formed out of the territories of the old Viceroyalty of New Granada (modern day Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador).[13]

In 1830, when Venezuela and Ecuador separated, the Cundinamarca region that remained became a new country the Republic of New Granada. In 1858 New Granada officially changed its name to the Granadine Confederation, then in 1863 the United States of Colombia, before finally adopting its present name the Republic of Colombia in 18 ...more
Answered by DRSiva, 31 Jan '09 07:12 am

 
  
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It is a poetic synonym for America, derived from the name of Christopher Columbus.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 30 Jan '09 11:17 pm

 
  
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Answered by iqbal seth, 27 Nov 12:49 pm

 
  
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