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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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to an audience that included representatives of the private and academic sectors from Barranquilla, Bogota and Cali in Colombia, Panama City, Lima in Peru, Mexico City, San Jose in Costa Rica, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo in Brazil.
3) Lemebel traveled to the coastal city of Barranquilla at the invitation of John Better to participate in the annual Festival of the Arts, at which appeared the novelist Fernando Vallejo, author of, among other notable works, Our Lady of the Assassins.
Hermelinda Guarin Restrepo, Children International's Agency Director in Barranquilla, said, "Thanks to this project, the neighborhood has good access to roads, which has significantly improved the quality of life for its inhabitants.
The idea was to start a group, because we all played together in the school, and Fabian was one of the best musicians we had in Barranquilla.
With total prize money on offer of $250,000 US, there will no shortage of incentive in the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Classic at the Country Club de Barranquilla.
What was not in coach Alejandro Sabella's plans before the Bolivia match Friday was a serious reconsideration of his lineup and tactics to face Colombia in Barranquilla on the Caribbean coast.
Metro IP is a telecommunications company headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The DWDM/OTN network features the main fiber rings in Colombia's national backbone network for linking submarine landing points in Cartagena, Barranquilla and Tolu with the main cities such as Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Cali, Ibague, Neiva and Popayan.
An American Airlines flight from Barranquilla, Colombia to Miami was grounded for more than three hours on Friday (25 January) after the flight crew found suspicious packages on board.
OTC:ILKG) today announced that it will attempt to renegotiate an agreement to purchase Metro IP headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The DWDM/OTN network covers the main fiber rings in Colombia s national backbone network to associate submarine landing points in Cartagena, Barranquilla and Tolu with the main capital cities such as Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Cali, Ibague, Neiva and Popayan.