Cartagena, Colombia

What is Cartagena, Colombia known for?


battle heavy

Olavarrieta, a Basque (Basque people) from the Guipuzcoa province in northern Spain. He died in the aftermath of the battle. Heavy British casualties were compounded by diseases such as yellow fever. This victory prolonged Spain's control of the Caribbean waters, which helped secure its large Empire (Spanish Empire) until the 19th century. Admiral Vernon was accompanied by American Colonial troops, including George Washington's brother, Lawrence Washington (1718–1752) Lawrence


giving important

underway in his predecessor's reign. * '''Church relations''' which were really tense from start of the reign of Philip V (Philip V of Spain) because of the recognition of Charles VI (Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor) as the King of Spain by the Pope. A regalist policy was maintained that pursued as much political as fiscal objectives and whose decisive achievement was the Concord of 1753. From this the right of Universal Patronage was obtained from Pope Benedict XIV, giving important economic


short fiction

of the 1697 raid on Cartagena (Raid on Cartagena (1697)) is chronicled in the novel ''Captain Blood (Captain Blood (novel))''. * The second story in Nam Le's award-winning book of short fiction, ''The Boat'' (2008) is called "Cartagena" and set in Colombia. Cartagena in the story is more an idea than a place. Video games * The city of the scene of two levels in the video game, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.


technical work

— thus establishing a new world's record for Class C seaplanes of 3,281.383 miles airline distance and 3,443.225 miles broken-line distance. The '''International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience''' commonly referred to as IAESTE (pronounced i-a-es-te or ai-es-te) is an international organization exchanging students for technical work experience abroad. Students gain relevant technical training lasting from 4


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, and Bogotá. Cúcuta's economy is based primarily in industry and agriculture. The "zone franca" is the most active of Colombia due to its proximity to Venezuela (the second commercial partner of Colombia). The industry of the city is focused on mining, the production of milk, and the cement and construction material production. url http: www.cucutanuestra.com ?module news&file news&news 3156 accessdate 2007-02-19 connects Cúcuta with Bogotá, Medellín


diverse range

%20growth%20in%20latin%20america.pdf Latin American tourism growth Historical relics, architectural and natural wonders, a diverse range of foods and culture, vibrant and colorful cities, and stunning landscapes attract millions of tourists every year to South America. Some of the most visited places in the region are Machu Picchu, the Amazon Rainforest, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador (Salvador, Bahia), Fortaleza, Maceió, Bogota, Florianópolis, Isla


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of the 1697 raid on Cartagena (Raid on Cartagena (1697)) is chronicled in the novel ''Captain Blood (Captain Blood (novel))''. * The second story in Nam Le's award-winning book of short fiction, ''The Boat'' (2008) is called "Cartagena" and set in Colombia. Cartagena in the story is more an idea than a place. Video games * The city of the scene of two levels in the video game, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. align left The Caribbean region coast extends from the Gulf of Urabá to the Gulf of Venezuela with the main port cities of Barranquilla and Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia) bordering it. The administration of the region is covered by eight department (Departments of Colombia) governments; Atlántico (Atlántico Department), Bolívar (Bolívar Department), Cesar (Cesar Department), Sucre (Sucre Department), Córdoba (Córdoba Department), Magdalena (Magdalena Department), La Guajira and San Andrés y Providencia (Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina). These 8 departments also cover approximately 182 municipalities (Municipalities of Colombia), 1093 ''corregimientos'' and 493 ''caserios'' according to the 2005 Census by DANE (DANE Colombia). Most of its inhabitants speak a dialect of Caribbean Spanish with variations within its subregions. The most popular and known celebration in the Caribbean region is the Carnival of Barranquilla (Barranquilla's Carnival) celebrated every year in February. The Miss Colombia Pageant (Miss Colombia) in Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), the Vallenato Legend Festival in Valledupar, Feast of the Sea in Santa Marta and the Corralejas Festivities in Sincelejo. While still in Veracruz, he was informed of the pressing need to reinforce the Armada de Barlovento, which guarded the coast and shipping from corsairs. He immediately took up this project, renovating six warships, ordering the construction of others, and obtaining several more from Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia) and Havana. He ordered the casting of cannons and the production of munitions, gunpowder and rigging. * 1541: Foundation of Antioquía (Colombia). * He took possession of an encomienda in Cartagena of Indies (Cartagena, Colombia), which he granted to Sebastián de Belalcázar. * 1547: Cieza de León participated in missions headed by Pedro de la Gasca in support of the royalist campaign against Gonzalo Pizarro's rebellion. Uribe remains hospitalized in the Naval Hospital of Cartagena (w:Cartagena, Colombia) in Colombia (w:Colombia).


time political

Washington , who was so impressed with Vernon that he named his Mount Vernon estate and plantation after him. Silver Age (1750-1808) After Vernon, what is called the 'Silver Age' of the city (1750–1808) began. This time was one of permanent expansion of the existing buildings, massive immigration from all the other cities of the Viceroyalty, increase of the economic and political power of the city and a population growth spurt not equaled since that time. Political power that was already shifting from Bogotá to the coast completed its relocation, and the Viceroys decided to reside in Cartagena permanently. The inhabitants of the city were the richest of the colony, the aristocracy erected noble houses on their lands to form great estates, libraries and printing establishments were opened, and the first café in New Granada was even established. The good times of steady progress and advancement in the second half of the 18th century came to an abrupt end in 1808 with the general crisis of the Spanish Empire that came from the Mutiny of Aranjuez and all its consequences. When the defenses were finished in 1756, the city was considered impregnable. Legend has it that Charles III of Spain, while reviewing in Madrid the Spanish defense expenditures for Havana and Cartagena, looked through his spyglass (Telescope) and remarked, "This is outrageous! For this price those castles should be seen from here!" align left The Caribbean region coast extends from the Gulf of Urabá to the Gulf of Venezuela with the main port cities of Barranquilla and Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia) bordering it. The administration of the region is covered by eight department (Departments of Colombia) governments; Atlántico (Atlántico Department), Bolívar (Bolívar Department), Cesar (Cesar Department), Sucre (Sucre Department), Córdoba (Córdoba Department), Magdalena (Magdalena Department), La Guajira and San Andrés y Providencia (Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina). These 8 departments also cover approximately 182 municipalities (Municipalities of Colombia), 1093 ''corregimientos'' and 493 ''caserios'' according to the 2005 Census by DANE (DANE Colombia). Most of its inhabitants speak a dialect of Caribbean Spanish with variations within its subregions. The most popular and known celebration in the Caribbean region is the Carnival of Barranquilla (Barranquilla's Carnival) celebrated every year in February. The Miss Colombia Pageant (Miss Colombia) in Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), the Vallenato Legend Festival in Valledupar, Feast of the Sea in Santa Marta and the Corralejas Festivities in Sincelejo. While still in Veracruz, he was informed of the pressing need to reinforce the Armada de Barlovento, which guarded the coast and shipping from corsairs. He immediately took up this project, renovating six warships, ordering the construction of others, and obtaining several more from Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia) and Havana. He ordered the casting of cannons and the production of munitions, gunpowder and rigging. * 1541: Foundation of Antioquía (Colombia). * He took possession of an encomienda in Cartagena of Indies (Cartagena, Colombia), which he granted to Sebastián de Belalcázar. * 1547: Cieza de León participated in missions headed by Pedro de la Gasca in support of the royalist campaign against Gonzalo Pizarro's rebellion. Uribe remains hospitalized in the Naval Hospital of Cartagena (w:Cartagena, Colombia) in Colombia (w:Colombia).


winning book

of the 1697 raid on Cartagena (Raid on Cartagena (1697)) is chronicled in the novel ''Captain Blood (Captain Blood (novel))''. * The second story in Nam Le's award-winning book of short fiction, ''The Boat'' (2008) is called "Cartagena" and set in Colombia. Cartagena in the story is more an idea than a place. Video games * The city of the scene of two levels in the video game, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.


harsh treatment

Santander during the Congress of Cúcuta, October 1821. birth_place Verdu, Catalonia, Kingdom of Spain death_place Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), Colombia titles Confessor In Colombia Claver arrived in Cartagena, Colombia in 1610, still a novice. Required to wait five years to be ordained as a priest, he lived in Jesuit monasteries at Tunja and Bogotá. During those preparatory years, he was deeply disturbed by the harsh treatment and living conditions

Cartagena, Colombia

motto image_skyline Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia.jpg imagesize 240px image_caption Cartagena, Colombia. Top:View of Santa Cruz Manga Island, Castle Grande, Bocagrande area from Cerrodela Popa, Middle left:Reloj Tower (Torre del Reloj), Center:View of Cartagena Wall and Bocagrande business area, Middle right:San Diego Square, Bottom:San Felipe Barajas Castle (Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas) image_flag Flag of Cartagena.svg image_seal Escudo de Cartagena de Indias.svg image_map Colombia - Bolivar - Cartagena.svg mapsize 200px map_caption pushpin_map Colombia coordinates_region CO subdivision_type Country subdivision_name Colombia subdivision_type1 Department (Departments of Colombia) subdivision_type2 Region (Regions of Colombia) subdivision_name1 Bolívar (Bolívar Department) subdivision_name2 Caribbean (Caribbean Region (Colombia)) leader_title Mayor leader_name Dionisio Vélez Trujillo Dionisio Vélez manda en Cartagena El Espectador ELESPECTADOR.COM established_title Foundation established_date June 1, 1533 founder Pedro de Heredia area_magnitude area_total_km2 572 area_land_km2 area_water_km2 area_water_percent area_urban_km2 area_metro_km2 population_as_of 2006 population_note population_total 895,400 (approx.) (Census DANE 2005) population_rank Ranked 5th (List of Colombian municipalities by population) population_metro 1,239,430 population_density_km2 auto population_demonym Cartagenero(s) timezone EST (Eastern Time Zone (North America)) utc_offset -5 timezone_DST utc_offset_DST latd 10 latm 24 latNS N longd 75 longm 30 longEW W coordinates_type region:CO_type:city(892545) coordinates_display inline, title postal_code_type Postal code postal_code 130000 area_code 57 + 5 blank_name '''HDI (Human Development Index)''' (2008) blank_info 0.798 – '''High''' elevation_m 2 blank1_name City tree blank1_info Arecaceae blank2_name City bird blank2_info Maria mulata blank3_name Saint Patron(s) blank3_info Saint Catherine (Catherine of Alexandria) and Saint Sebastian. website

'''Cartagena''' or '''Cartagena de Indias''' ( "Cartagena of the Indies (West Indies)"), is a city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region (Caribbean Region of Colombia) and capital of the Bolívar Department. The port city had a population of 892,545 as of the 2005 census. It is the fifth-largest (List of cities in Colombia) city in Colombia and the second largest in the region, after Barranquilla. The Cartagena urban area is also the fifth-largest urban area in the country. Economic activities include maritime and petrochemicals industry, as well as tourism.

The city was founded on June 1, 1533, and named after Cartagena, Spain. However, settlement in this region around Cartagena Bay by various indigenous people dates back to 4000 BC. During the colonial period Cartagena served a key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire. It was a center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. In 1984 Cartagena's colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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