Cartagena de Indias is the capital of the Bolivar Department and the fith largest city of the ocuntry. It’s a city that since its origin until today has highly influenced the events in Colombia. In pre columbian times its coasts were inhabited by warrior Indians of the Caribe race which would give problems to more than one colonizing expedition that dared to disembark in its beaches.
The honor of the foundation was given to Don Pedro de Heredia, on June 1st of 1533 with the name of "Cartagena de Poniente", to make it different from "Cartagena de Levante", in Spain; both with similar bays. Later on it was renamed Cartagena de Indias.
Cartagenas total Area is 609.1 Sq Kms Lies on an Altitude: 2 mt. above sea level Relative Humidity: +90% Day temperature: 31° C Night temperature: 25° C Approximate population: 895.000 habitants aprox.