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Cartagena de Indias (Spanish pronunciation: [kartaˈxena ðe ˈindjas], Cartagena of the Indies), is a large Caribbean beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region and capital of Bolívar Department. The city had a population of 892,545 as of the 2005 census, making it the fifth-largest city in Colombia and giving the Cartagena urban area the status of fifth-largest urban area in Colombia. Cartagena is a centre of economic activity in the Caribbean, as well a popular tourist destination.

Cartagena de Indias o Cartagena es una ciudad colombiana, capital del departamento de Bolívar.4 Fue fundada el 1.° de junio de 1533 por Pedro de Heredia. Es la quinta ciudad del país en población después de Bogotá, Medellín, Cali y Barranquilla.5 Desde 1991 Cartagena es un Distrito Turístico, Histórico y Cultural.6 La ciudad está localizada a orillas del mar Caribe y es el primer centro urbano en importancia de la Costa Caribe colombiana.

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