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ˌkɑr təˈdʒi nə, -ˈgeɪ nə, -ˈheɪ-carta·ge·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cartagenanoun

    a port in southeastern Spain on the Mediterranean

  2. Cartagenanoun

    a port city in northwestern Colombia on the Caribbean


  1. Cartagenanoun

    An ancient city in Murcia, Spain


  1. Cartagena

    Cartagena or Cartagena de Indias, is a city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region 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 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. Cartagena is the city most associated with pirates in the Caribbean, and the world. In 1984 Cartagena's colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cartagena

    a naval port of Spain, on the Mediterranean, with a capacious harbour; one of the oldest towns in it, founded by the Carthaginians; was once the largest naval arsenal in Europe. Also capital (12) of the Bolivar State in Colombia.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cartagena

    A city and fortified seaport of Spain, is in the province of Murcia, and on a bay of the Mediterranean. It was built by Hasdrubal, the Carthaginian general, 242 B.C.; taken by Scipio, 210. It was subsequently taken by the Goths, and did not begin to rise into importance again till the time of Philip II. It was taken by a British force under Sir John Leake in 1706; retaken by the Duke of Berwick, 1707.

  2. cartagena

    A fortified city of New Granada, South America. It was taken by the French in 1544, and subsequently by the English under Sir Francis Drake, in 1585, who plundered it and set it on fire; pillaged by the French in 1697; bombarded by Admiral Vernon in March, 1740; and unsuccessfully besieged by the English in 1741. In the contest with the mother-country, Cartagena was first besieged by Bolivar, and afterwards by Morillo, to whom it surrendered. It was subsequently reduced by the independent troops.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartagena in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cartagena in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. President Juan Manuel Santos:

    We will build a great museum here in Cartagena, without a doubt, without room for any doubt, we have found, 307 years after it sank, the San Jose galleon.

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    • A. occasional
    • B. sought
    • C. victimised
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