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 (băr′ən-kē′ə, -yä, bä′rän-)
A city of northern Colombia on the Magdalena River near the Caribbean Sea. Founded in 1629, it is Colombia's chief port.


(Spanish barranˈkiʎa)
(Placename) a port in N Colombia, on the Magdalena River. Pop: 1 918 000 (2005 est)


(ˌbɑr rɑnˈki yɑ)

a seaport in N Colombia, on the Magdalena River. 1,064,255.
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Noun1.Barranquilla - a port city of northern Colombia near the Caribbean on the Magdalena River
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
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Pilot applications of the new methodology, coordinated by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, were carried out in three different types of cities the capital city of Santiago de Chile, the megacity of SEuo Paulo in Brazil and the port city of Barranquilla in Colombia.
She accompanied her husband to posts in Paris, The Hague, Rome, Brussels, London, Barranquilla, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kingston and Seoul.
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New service to Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ), will add a new destination to the airline's global network and customers will have increased options when traveling throughout the region.
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe.
Vega, of Barranquilla, Colombia, granddaughter of the legendary tenor Gaston Vega, said the contests leading to MIss Universe were the first she'd participated in and would be her last as she's eager to return to her studies in business administration.
6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children International has named Miriam Castilla Lara from Barranquilla, Colombia, the winner of the 2014 Inspire Award(TM).
The president's proposal is that the transmission line will have capacity to transport 600 MW, not 300, in order to ensure energy security in the country over the next 20 years, and hire EPM for consultancy on evaluating cooperation regarding the sewer issue, for which they are studying models in Barranquilla, Cartagena and Medellin.
Scene setting Sofia Vergara was born in Barranquilla in Colombia in 1972 to a well-off Catholic family.
The charred bodies of victims were being identified using dental records in Barranquilla, the nearest city to Fundacion town where the accident happened, said Major Eduardo Velez, coordinator of Magdalena province's emergency response corps.
The second area is on the Highway 90 corridor that connects Cartagena, Barranquilla, and Santa Marta.
London, March 18 ( ANI ): President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos was giving an important speech in Barranquilla, when the camera caught a wet patch, growing on his beige trousers.