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Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1533
Date of Inscription: 1984
Location: South America, Colombia, Bolivar Department
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Description: Cartagena, located in a bay within the Caribbean Sea, boasts the most extensive fortifications in South America. By a system of zones the city is divided into three neighbourhoods: San Pedro, encompassing the cathedral and several Andalusian-style palaces; San Diego, where merchants and the middle class resided; and Gethsemani, the 'popular quarter'. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Cartagena is a large city seaport on the northern coast of Colombia. Capital of the Bolívar Department, it has a population of roughly 895,400 (2005 Census). Founded in 1533 by Don Pedro de Heredia, and named after the port of Cartagena in Spain's Murcia region, it was a major center of early Spanish settlement in the Americas, and continues to be an economic hub as well as a popular tourist destination. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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