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Cartagena – Colombia

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Cartagena - Colombia

Cartagena or Cartagena de Indias is a city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region.The Cartagena urban area is also the fifth-largest urban area in the country. The city was founded on June 1, 1533, and named after Cartagena, Spain. However, settlement in this region around Cartagena Bay by various indigenous people dates back to 4000 BC. During the colonial period Cartagena served a key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire. It was a center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. Cartagena is the city most associated with pirates in the Caribbean, and the world. In 1984 Cartagena’s colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.