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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.
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(Spanish barranˈkiʎa)
(Placename) a port in N Colombia, on the Magdalena River. Pop: 1 918 000 (2005 est)
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(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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Los edificios se ubicaron en zonas de amenaza sismica baja e intermedia, correspondientes a Barranquilla y Bogota, respectivamente.
"I was a little girl in Barranquilla dreaming really big, dreaming about conquering big stages and becoming a super international pop star, that was unthinkable for someone like me living in Barranquilla and here I am, my family supported me and things happened miraculously.
He is a donor to the West Hollywood Library and has given scholarships to the University of the North in Barranquilla, Colombia, his home town, in memory of his father, Rafael de Marchena, his mother, Aminta Huyke de Marchena and his wife, Luisa Islas de Marchena-Huyke.
Data were taken in Bogota and Barranquilla to have sufficient variability in the engines analyzed, which have different hours of work, wear, and operating conditions.
The 32,000 tonne UBC Savannah owned by Limassol-based Athena Marine, departed from Barranquilla, Colombia, on July 23, and docked at Altamira port in the Gulf of Mexico five days later.