Cartagena

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Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena of the Indies

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.


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Nickname(s): The Heroic City
The Door of the Americas
Capital of the Caribbean
The Mother City
The Walled City
The Key of the West Indies
The Fort of the Kingdom
Best Fortified City of the Americas
Cartagena is located in Colombia

Cartagena
Coordinates: 10°24′N 75°30′W / 10.4°N 75.5°W / 10.4; -75.5Coordinates: 10°24′N 75°30′W / 10.4°N 75.5°W / 10.4; -75.5
Country  Colombia
Department Bolívar
Region Caribbean
Foundation June 1, 1533 by Don Pedro de Heredia
Government
 – Mayor Judith Pinedo, Independent
Area
 – City 572 km2 (220.9 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2006)
 – City 892,545
 – Rank Ranked 5th
 – Density 1,560.4/km2 (4,041.4/sq mi)
 – Metro 1,239,430
Demonym Cartagenero (s) (Spanish)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) (57)-(5)
HDI (2008) increase 0.798 – Medium.
City tree Arecaceae
City bird American Crow Locally called Mariamulata
Saint Patron(s) Saint Catherine and Saint Sebastian.
Website (Spanish) Government of Cartagena official website