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Barranquilla

(bärängkē`yä), city (1993 pop. 990,547), capital of Atlántico dept., N Colombia, on the Magdalena River, 8 mi (12.9 km) from the Caribbean Sea. Colombia's largest port on the Caribbean, it also has shipbuilding, textile, glass, perfume, beer, sugar, publishing, and other industries. Founded in 1629, Barranquilla was a sleepy tropical town until the mid-19th cent., when steamboats began navigating the river and railroads connecting it with other cities in the region were built. The port was enlarged in the 1920s, and the city gradually surpassed its old rival, CartagenaCartagena
, city (1993 pop. 616,231), capital of Bolívar dept., NW Colombia, a port on the Bay of Cartagena in the Caribbean Sea. It exports oil, coffee, and platinum. Manufactures include leather and tobacco products, cosmetics, and textiles.
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. Barranquilla's carnivals attract many tourists. It has an international airport and two universities.

Barranquilla

a port in N Colombia, on the Magdalena River. Pop.: 1 918 000 (2005 est.)
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Barranquilla Police commander General Mariano Botero said the bomb detonated as the officers gathered for morning formation.
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Actividades de Educacion Ambiental sobre el manejo y separacion de RSU en el Distrito Industrial y Portuario de Barranquilla.
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Vega's hometown, the port city of Barranquilla, erupted in traditional cumbia music and dance as Colombian media descended on the city Monday in search of relatives and friends of Vega.
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Con la Ley 17 de 1905, se creo el departamento del Atlantico (4), formado por las provincias de Barranquilla y Sabanalarga, que pertenecian a la jurisdiccion civil del departamento de Bolivar.
The president's proposal is that the transmission line will have capacity to transport 600 MW, not 300, in order to ensure energy security in the country over the next 20 years, and hire EPM for consultancy on evaluating cooperation regarding the sewer issue, for which they are studying models in Barranquilla, Cartagena and Medellin.
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