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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.


(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)


(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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In that case," said the curate, "we must pass right through my village, and there your worship will take the road to Cartagena, where you will be able to embark, fortune favouring; and if the wind be fair and the sea smooth and tranquil, in somewhat less than nine years you may come in sight of the great lake Meona, I mean Meotides, which is little more than a hundred days' journey this side of your highness's kingdom.
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25 January 2016 - UK-based investment bank Bryan, Garnier and Co has merged with German technology advisory boutique Cartagena Capital GmbH, the company said.
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In a statement to journalists, the Minister added that the ministry is currently coordinating with the technical director of the UNEP biosafety programs and projects in order to carry out such projects, in addition to preparing the 3rd National Report on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
Charles attended a ceremony in the coastal resort of Cartagena which remembered the thousands who died trying to take the city more than 250 years ago.