Barranquilla

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Barranquilla is the capital district of Atlántico Department in Colombia.wikipedia
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Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport

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Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, built in Barranquilla in 1919, was the first airport in South America.
Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Ernesto Cortissoz, ) is an airport serving the area of Barranquilla, the capital city of the Atlántico department in Colombia.

List of cities and towns in Colombia

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It is located near the Caribbean Sea and is the largest city and second port in the northern Caribbean Coast region; as of 2018 it had a population of 1,232,766, making it Colombia's fourth-most populous city after Bogotá, Medellín and Cali.

Cartagena, Colombia

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The seal of the city was mentioned in the decree that granted Barranquilla the status of a city by Manuel Rodríguez Torices, the then President of the Sovereign State of Cartagena de Indias, as a reward for the determined and courageous patriots who participated in the defense of the independence of Cartagena de Indias against Santa Marta in 1813.
It is the fifth-largest city in Colombia and the second largest in the region, after Barranquilla.

Magdalena River

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Barranquilla lies strategically next to the delta of the Magdalena River, 7.5 km (originally 25 km before rapid urban growth) from its mouth at the Caribbean Sea, serving as a port for river and maritime transportation within Colombia.
It reaches the coastal plain at about nine degrees north, then runs west for about 100 km, then north again, reaching the Caribbean Sea at the city of Barranquilla in the zone known as Bocas de Ceniza.

Santa Marta

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The seal of the city was mentioned in the decree that granted Barranquilla the status of a city by Manuel Rodríguez Torices, the then President of the Sovereign State of Cartagena de Indias, as a reward for the determined and courageous patriots who participated in the defense of the independence of Cartagena de Indias against Santa Marta in 1813.
It is the capital of Departamento del Magdalena and the fourth-largest urban city of the Caribbean Region of Colombia, after Barranquilla, Cartagena, and Soledad.

Avianca

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The first airline in South America was born in Barranquilla with the name of SCADTA which is today Avianca.
The airline traces its history back to 5 December 1919, in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia.

Metropolitan area of Barranquilla

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The city is the core of the Metropolitan Area of Barranquilla, which also includes the municipalities of Soledad, Galapa, Malambo, and Puerto Colombia.
The Metropolitan area of Barranquilla (Área Metropolitana de Barranquilla) is a Colombian metropolitan area with the capital Barranquilla.

Caribbean region of Colombia

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On January 12, 1919, amid great excitement in the Costa Caribe against Bogota, Barranquilla joined the League Costeña.
Straddling the coast are Colombia's two main Atlantic port cities of Barranquilla and Cartagena.

Puerto Colombia

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The city is the core of the Metropolitan Area of Barranquilla, which also includes the municipalities of Soledad, Galapa, Malambo, and Puerto Colombia.
In the second half of the 20th century, Puerto Colombia faced a rapid decline, eclipsed by Barranquilla, the capital of Atlántico.

Köppen climate classification

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Barranquilla has a dry-summer tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification: As) according to Köppen climate classification; it is hot all-year-round, with high levels of relative humidity.

Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera

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Barranquilla is also known as La Arenosa (meaning The Sandy), so named by the president of New Granada, Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, during his stay in Barranquilla in 1849.
Finally, he promoted steam navigation over the Magdalena River, when he authorized in 1849 that exports could pass by the port of Barranquilla.

Manuel Rodríguez Torices

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The seal of the city was mentioned in the decree that granted Barranquilla the status of a city by Manuel Rodríguez Torices, the then President of the Sovereign State of Cartagena de Indias, as a reward for the determined and courageous patriots who participated in the defense of the independence of Cartagena de Indias against Santa Marta in 1813.
On April 7, 1813, the town of Barlovento, what is now Barranquilla, was given official City status by the government of Rodríguez, and made capital of the Province of Tierraandentro.

Bolívar State, Colombia

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At that time, Cartagena was capital of the Sovereign State of Bolivar, to which Barranquilla belonged.

Alejandro Char Chaljub

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The current mayor Alejandro Char began his second term of office in 2016.
Alejandro "Álex" Char Chaljub (born 16 April 1966) is the current Mayor of Barranquilla, who also has previously served in the same office (2008-2011).

Shakira

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In 2007 a sculpture of Shakira was added there.
Born and raised in Barranquilla, she made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13.

Barrios and Localities of Barranquilla

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According to Act 768 of 2002, the district of Barranquilla is politically and administratively divided into five locations: Riomar, Norte-Centro Histórico, Sur Occidente, Sur Oriente.
The neighborhoods of Barranquilla are territorial divisions that make up the five locations into which the Colombian city is divided: South East, South West, North-Central Historical, Metropolitan and Riomar.

Alejandro Obregón

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Also, worth mentioning is the Sena buildings, the elegant building of Telecom (with a sculpture by Alejandro Obregón in the square of access), the buildings of the Universidad del Atlantico and the Mayor building in the Paseo de Bolívar, a former building of the Bank of the Republic.
The Obregón family owned a textile factory in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Eduardo Verano de la Rosa

The governor of Atlántico since 2015, Eduardo Verano de la Rosa, also influences the management of the city.
Verano studied Business Administration at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, graduating in 1973.

Gabriel García Márquez

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Costumes can be seen from the Carnival Queens to a replica of the old Abello ridge on the Paseo de Bolívar, through to the typewriter that Gabriel García Márquez wrote his first novel on, La Hojarasca.
Soon after García Márquez was born, his father became a pharmacist and moved, with his wife, to Barranquilla, leaving young Gabriel in Aracataca.

Barranquilla's Carnival

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The city is home to one of the most important folk and cultural festivals of Colombia, the Carnival of Barranquilla, which was declared a National Cultural Heritage by the Congress of Colombia in 2001 and recognized by UNESCO in 2003.
During the carnival, Barranquilla's normal activities are paralyzed because the city gets busy with street dances, musical and masquerade parades.

Soledad, Atlántico

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The city is the core of the Metropolitan Area of Barranquilla, which also includes the municipalities of Soledad, Galapa, Malambo, and Puerto Colombia.
Soledad is a municipality in the Colombian department of Atlántico, part of the metropolitan area of Barranquilla.

Riomar

According to Act 768 of 2002, the district of Barranquilla is politically and administratively divided into five locations: Riomar, Norte-Centro Histórico, Sur Occidente, Sur Oriente.
Riomar is locality in the north of Barranquilla city, Colombia.

Cumbia

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Cumbia is musical rhythm and dance most important and representative of the city, deeply rooted in the entire Caribbean region of Colombia.
In his work 'Lecturas locales'' (Local Readings) (1953), the barranquillero historian Miguel Goenaga barranquillero describes the cumbia and its cumbiamba circles in Barranquilla around 1888:

Bocas de Ceniza

Bocas de Cenizas
On June 8, 1924, while distributing flyers for the work of Bocas de Ceniza, the Tolima A-16 airplane, flown by German aviator Helmuth Von Krohn crashed, killing all six people aboard, including Ernesto Cortissoz, president of SCADTA.
The railway construction between Barranquilla and Puerto Colombia in 1872 and the transfer of Aduana Nacional to Barranquilla increased the desire to enable the sector of Bocas de Ceniza for international maritime trade.

Alberto Assa

Some of the personalities who have contributed to the educational development of the city have been Manuel María Salgado, a pioneer of high school in Barranquilla, founder of the Instituto de Barranquilla in 1849, the German educator Karl Meisel, founder of the Colegio Ribón in 1881 which became the Colegio de Barranquilla in 1908, Julio Enrique Blanco, founder of Universidad del Atlántico, Ramón Renowitzky, Secretary of Education in the mid-twentieth century and Turkish educator and translator Alberto Assa.
Alberto Assa (Istanbul, 6 May 1909 – Barranquilla, 13 March 1996) was an Ottoman-born Colombian educator, translator and humanist of Sephardi descent.