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1. A city of northern Colombia on the Bay of Cartagena, an inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Founded in 1533, Cartagena was once the richest port on the Spanish Main.
2. A city of southeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea south-southeast of Murcia. It was settled c. 225 bc and soon became the chief Carthaginian sea base in Spain.
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(ˌkɑːtəˈdʒiːnə; Spanish kartaˈxena)
1. (Placename) a port in NW Colombia, on the Caribbean: centre for the Inquisition and the slave trade in the 16th century; chief oil port of Colombia. Pop: 1 002 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) a port in SE Spain, on the Mediterranean: important since Carthaginian and Roman times for its minerals. Pop: 194 203 (2003 est)
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(ˌkɑr təˈdʒi nə, -ˈgeɪ nə, -ˈheɪ-)

1. a seaport in SE Spain. 168,809.
2. a seaport in N Colombia. 745,689.
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Noun1.Cartagena - a port in southeastern Spain on the MediterraneanCartagena - a port in southeastern Spain on the Mediterranean
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
2.Cartagena - a port city in northwestern Colombia on the Caribbean
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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