Cartagena, Colombia

What is Cartagena, Colombia known for?


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of water sports, camping, fishing and excursions. Paragliding is offered at the Cupino hill in the municipality of Puerto Colombia. In Usiacurí tourists can visit the house of the poet Julio Flórez and buy handicrafts. In the municipalities of Luruaco and Repelón people can practice water sports and other recreational activities. In other areas of the Atlántico department are livestock fairs, cultural festivals, gastronomic, folkloric and musical events such as the Festival de la Arepa de Huevo en Luruaco (Egg Corn-pancake Festival), Festival de la Ciruela en Campeche (Plum Festival), Festival del Guandul en Sibarco (Pigeon-pea Festival), among others. Barranquilla is a little more than 1 hour from Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia) and Santa Marta, also major tourist cities and colonies. On 6 September 1977, she departed San Diego to transfer to the Atlantic Fleet. Steaming via the Panama Canal; Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), Colombia; Miami, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia, she arrived at New London, Connecticut, on 15 October. On 1 November, she began training a crew from the Iranian Navy scheduled to take possession of her sister-ship 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).


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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).


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Pirate Martin Cote attacked years later. A few months after the disaster of the invasion of Cote, a fire destroyed the city and forced the creation of a firefighting squad, the first in the Americas. De Castellanos, Juan; ''Historia de Cartagena'', Bogotá: Biblioteca de Cultura Popular de Colombia, 1942. In 1568, Sir John Hawkins (John Hawkins (naval commander)) of England tried to trick Governor Martín de las Alas into violating Spanish law by opening


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open savanna on the north (Llanos (Los Llanos, Venezuela)), and the Amazon (Amazon Basin) in the south (400,000 km²). A country of geographical contrasts and extremes. As well as the features mentioned, it has such curiosities as the desert of La Guajira (Guajira-Barranquilla xeric scrub), the peninsula in the most north-eastern tip of the country; the jungle of the Pacific coast which holds one of the world's rainfall records; and finally the ''La Macarena National Park (Serranía de la Macarena)'' an isolated mountain formation about 120 km long, rising abruptly from the eastern plains to some 2500 meters. '''Colombia''' also has several small islands. The major ones are the archipelago of San Andrés and Providencia in the Caribbean Sea, the Islas del Rosario (Cartagena, Colombia) and San Bernardo along the Caribbean coast, and Gorgona (Gorgona, Colombia) and Malpelo in the Pacific Ocean. '''Rafael Núñez International Airport''' 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).


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; The Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia)n singer Joe Arroyo joined the group in 1973 and performed with the group for several years before embarking upon a solo career. Wilson "Saoko" Manyoma (from Cali, Colombia), formerly of The Latin Brothers, and singer of El Preso, was also an important member of the band. He has also embarked on a solo career. Some had said that, without Wilson Manyoma's vocals, Fruko y sus Tesos would not have that flavor of Colombian Charanga. *Domestic scheduled destinations: Armenia (Armenia, Colombia), Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), Caucasia (Caucasia, Antioquia), Chigorodó, Cúcuta, El Bagre, Medellín, Montería, Otu, Providencia, Puerto Berrío, Quibdó, San Andrés (San Andrés, San Andrés y Providencia), Tolú and Turbo (Turbo, Colombia). Señal Colombia —Colombia's state-owned channel— has made digital terrestrial television broadcast tests since 2006, in northwest Bogotá and downtown Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), transmitting into the three DTV (Digital television) formats ATSC, DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting) and ISDB-T. Also the Chinese standard DMB-T H, was considered, but could not be tested. '''Jeymmy Paola Vargas Gómez''' (born June 16, 1983 in Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena, Colombia) - Bolívar Department, Colombia) is a beauty queen and a model who became Reina Internacional del Cafe 2004 and the third Colombian to win the title of Miss International in 2004. 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).


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Unicartagena.edu.co accessdate 2010-06-24 * The Bartolomé Calvo Library: Founded in 1843 and established in its current place in 1900 is one of the main libraries of the Caribbean Coast and the biggest of the city. Its address is: C. de la Inquisición, 23. * The History Academy of Cartagena de Indias Library: Opened in 1903, many of its books date from more than a century before from donations of members and benefactors. Its entrance is more restricted due to secure handling procedure reasons


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;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

informacion.php&idIndex 9 title Transcaribe publisher Transcaribe date accessdate 2013-03-26 the city started building Transcaribe, a mass transit system. In 2013, this construction continued. Roads The city is linked to the northern part of the Caribbean Region through roads 90 (Highways in Colombia#50px Caribbean Transverse - National Route 90) and 90A, more commonly called Central Caribbean Road. This Road passes through Barranquilla, Santa Marta

basin , and, in the far south east, the jungle of the Amazon rainforest. Together these lowlands comprise over half Colombia's territory, but they contain less than 3% of the population. To the north the Caribbean coast (Caribbean Region of Colombia), home to 20% of the population and the location of the major port cities of Barranquilla and Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), generally consists of low-lying plains, but it also contains the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain


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— 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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a common architecture, such as hut structures consisting of circular rooms with tall roofs, which were surrounded by defensive wooden palisades. Lemaitre, Eduardo (Eduardo Lemaitre); ''Historia Extensa de Cartagena de Indias,'' Ed. Aguilar 1976. Edited before the ISBN system was enforced in Colombia, no reedition. First sightings by Europeans: 1500–1533 After the failed effort to find Antigua del Darién in 1506 by Alonso de Ojeda and the subsequent


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with executive power while a Triumvirate was set up. The Triumvirate, was an experimental form of executive power in which three individuals would parallel and equally share executive power, giving more representation to various provinces at once; the system however, was flawed and ultimately proved difficult to maintain in light of the invasion by Pablo Morillo and its leaders were persecuted, forced to pass along power in a relay race for time and survival until all of its leaders were

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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