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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.
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Barranquilla

a port in N Colombia, on the Magdalena River. Pop.: 1 918 000 (2005 est.)
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Estas medidas gubernamentales promoverian la industrializacion, mejorarian el ordenamiento territorial e impulsarian la economia barranquillera. Sin embargo, no llegaron muchos inversionistas, ni se realizaron grandes obras de infraestructura que se esperaban para la epoca.
al mostrarse tambien como un remate visible --a la vez adorno y condicion sine qua non-- En diciembre llegaban las brisas no es, en rigor, la suma o combinacion de tres historias de mujeres barranquilleras. Es la historia de Lina, la historia de quien vio, penso y termino alcanzando una forma de conocimiento.
En segundo lugar, a la barranquillera Amira de la Rosa (1895-1974), escritora, pedagoga y diplomatica; tuvo una formacion solida ya que estudio en Barcelona, en el Curso Internacional para profesores dirigido por la eminente educadora italiana Maria Montessori, instruccion que compartio con la poetisa chilena Gabriela Mistral.