Cartagena, Colombia

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festival 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


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To Montgomery National Historic Trail , Alabama and the Lassen Volcanic National Park Belfast makes the Top 12 Daily Telegraph A movement initiated by Antonio Nariño, who opposed Spanish centralism and led the opposition against the viceroyalty, led to the independence of Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia) in November 1811, and the formation of two independent


international connection

including Bogota's Eldorado International Airport. Excessive operational costs and easier connection travel and better prices had led to the shifting of the Rafael Núñez's international connection passengers away from Bogota to the nearer Tocumen International Airport in Panama and Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba. Also more companies prefer to serve the Colombian market from Cartagena, due to better geographical and atmospheric conditions. In 2012 the number


current place

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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of Campeche but Champontón also suffered significant attacks in 1644 and 1672. Fortification of the city of Campeche began as early as 1610, but these structures were insufficient. The worst pirate attack occurred in 1685, when Laurens de Graaf sacked the city of Campeche and the surrounding haciendas for over thirty days, killing about a third of the area’s population. ref name "enchis" >


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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.


including fighting

. Cardona won seven more fights before returning to Venezuela, where he boxed Betulio González on March 12, 1977, being knocked out in the third round. He had many military credentials including fighting under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough in his campaigns in the Low Countries and with Admiral Edward Vernon in his expedition against Cartagena, New Grenada (Cartagena, Colombia) (now in Colombia) as part of the War of Jenkins' Ear. During King George's War


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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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, 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


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having settled an old border dispute between Alonso de Ojeda and Diego de Nicuesa, they went with Francisco Pizarro into de Ojeda's territory and landed at Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia) against the warnings of de la Cosa, who proposed they disembark on the more peaceful coast of the Gulf of Uraba. Upon leaving the ship there was a scuffle between the Spanish and the natives on the Bay of Calamar. Proud of the Spanish victory, de Ojeda decided to delve further into the forest

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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