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Encyclopedia > Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena
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Official flag of Cartagena
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Nickname: The Heroic City
The Walled City
The Diplomatic City
The Key of the West Indies
The Walled Kingdom
Best Fortified City of the Americas
Historical Heritage of Mankind
The Stone Coral
Department Bolívar Department
Region Caribbean Region
Foundation 1533
Government
 - Mayor Nicolás Francisco Curi Vergara
Area
 - Total 572 km² (220.9 sq mi)
Elevation m (3 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 895,400
Website:
(Spanish) Government of Cartagena official website
Tourism Office Official Site

Cartagena (pronounced /kartaˈçena/ in Spanish; the usual English pronunciation is /ˌkaːtəˈheɪnə/ or /ˌkaɹɾəˈheɪnə/), also known as Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena of the West Indies), 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. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Cartagena may refer to: Cartagena, Colombia, city in Bolivar Cartagena de Chairá, Colombia Cartagena, Spain, city in Región de Murcia Cartagena (board game) Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety Raid on Cartagena (1697), a siege of Cartagena, Colombia, by buccaneers and the French navy Category: ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bocagrande_Cartagena. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cartagena. ... Image File history File links Escudocartagena1. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 515 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1764 × 2054 pixels, file size: 921 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Colombia is a unitary republic conformed by 32 departments (Spanish: departamentos, sing. ... Bolívar is a department of Colombia. ... Caribbean Region The Caribbean Region or Caribbean Coast Region, is a regional sub-division of Colombia, composed of eight Departments located inside or around the Caribbean sea area pertaining to the country. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Bolívar is a department of Colombia. ... Events January 25 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne Boleyn, his second Queen consort. ... Pedro de Heredia, spanish conqueror, founder of the city Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia. ... For other places with the same name, see Cartagena (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Spanish city. ... The Spanish colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in the Western Hemisphere of Christopher Columbus in 1492. ...

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History

Cartagena was founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, in the area where the Caribbean Calamarí people lived,and fought on a par with men. (See Juan de la Cosa) Events January 25 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne Boleyn, his second Queen consort. ... Pedro de Heredia, spanish conqueror, founder of the city Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia. ... West Indies redirects here. ... Juan de la Cosa Map of Juan de la Cosa Juan de la Cosa (c. ...


A few years after it had been founded, the Spaniards designed a defense plan in which the main strategy was the construction of a walled military fortress to protect the city against the plundering of English, Dutch and French pirates. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Despite the precautions, the city was attacked many times. In 1544 the French pirate Roberto Baal (aka Roberval) forced Governor Pedro de Heredia to flee and to give him gold to avoid being at the mercy of the invaders.
In 1559, the Frenchman Martín Cote also dominated the city. He took huge plunder in spite of Cacique Maridalo's resistance.
Another pirate attack was that of Francis Drake, who disembarked at night and took the city at dawn; he forced the inhabitants to take refuge in the neighboring village of Turbaco, burned the houses and destroyed a nave of the Cathedral. Drake forced the authorities to pay him 107.000 ducats and took some jewelry and 80 artillery pieces.
And in 1568, the Englishman John Hawkins besieged the city for seven days because Governor Marín de las Alas did not want to carry out a commercial fair in the city; Hawkins could not subjugate the city.
This was the case in the Raid on Cartagena (1697) by a combined fleet of regular French soldiers under Pointis and buccaneers under Jean Du Casse. Events April 11 - Battle of Ceresole - French forces under the Comte dEnghien defeat Imperial forces under the Marques Del Vasto near Turin. ... Painting of de La Rocque de Roberval by Jean Clouet, Chateau de Chantilly, France Jean-François de la Roque de Roberval (* c. ... Roberval can refer to: Roberval, Quebec Roberval, Oise, a commune in the Oise département, in northern France Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician and scientist This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Pedro de Heredia, spanish conqueror, founder of the city Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia. ... January 15 - Elizabeth I of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey. ... This article is about the Elizabethan naval commander. ... Turbaco Plaza, La Iglesia de Santa Catalina. ... Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... For other persons named John Hawkins, see John Hawkins (disambiguation). ... The Raid on Cartagena was a successful attack by the French on the fortified city of Cartagena, Colombia on May 6, 1697, as part of the War of the Grand Alliance. ... Bernard Desjean, Baron de Pointis (Brittany, 1645 - Paris, April 24, 1707) was a French admiral and privateer. ... Two National Football League teams have been called The Buccaneers: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, founded in 1976, are still existant. ... Jean Baptiste du Casse, 1700 Jean Baptiste du Casse (Bayonne 1646 - Bourbon-lArchambault, June 25, 1715) was a French Buccaneer and Admiral. ...


In order to resist these attacks, during the 17th century the Spanish Crown hired the services of prominent European military engineers to carry out the construction of fortresses, which are nowadays one of Cartagena's clearest signs of identity. An anachronous map of the overseas Spanish Empire (1492-1898) in red, and the Spanish Habsburg realms in Europe (1516-1714) in orange. ...


In March of 1741 the city was attacked by the troops of the English admiral Edward Vernon, who arrived at Cartagena with an enormous fleet of 186 ships and 23,600 men [dubious ] against only 6 ships and 3,600 men. After weeks of intense fighting, the siege was repelled by the Spanish commander, General Blas de Lezo and his forces who inflicted heavy casualties on the English troops. (For more information on the Battle of Cartagena see War of Jenkins' Ear).[citation needed] // Events April 10 - Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz August 10 - Raja of Travancore defeats Dutch East India Company naval expedition at Battle of Colachel December 19 - Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 - Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta, aliases: Patapalo (Pegleg), and later as Mediohombre (Half-man) for the many wounds suffered in his long military life (Pasajes, Guipuzcoa, 1687 - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on September 7, 1741, Spanish admiral), was one of the greatest strategists and commanders in the history of the... Combatants Britain Spain Commanders Admiral Edward Vernon Lawrence Washington Viceroy Sebastián de Eslava Admiral Blas de Lezo † Strength 19,600 regulars 4,000 militia 186 ships 3. ... Combatants British Empire Spain Commanders Edward Vernon James E. Oglethorpe George Anson Charles Knowles Blas de Lezo Manuel de Montiano Andrés Reggio The War of Jenkins Ear was a conflict between Great Britain and Spain that lasted from 1739 to 1748. ...


Cartagena was a major trading port, specially for precious metals. Gold and silver from the mines in New Granada and Peru were loaded in Cartagena on the galleons bound for Spain via Havana. Cartagena was also a slave port; Cartagena and Veracruz (México) were the only cities authorized to trade with black people. The first slaves arrived with Pedro de Heredia and they worked as cane cutters to open roads, in the desecration of tombs of the aboriginal population of Sinu, and in the construction of buildings and fortresses. The agents of the Portuguese company Cacheu distributed human 'cargos' from Cartagena for mine exploitation in Venezuela, the West Indies, the Nuevo Reino de Granada and the Viceroyalty of Perú. The Viceroyalty of New Granada was the name given to a group of colonial provinces in northern South America, corresponding mainly to modern Colombia. ... This article is about the capital of Cuba. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 212 Largest City Veracruz Government  - Governor Fidel Herrera Beltrán (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 6 PAN: 11 PRD: 2 Convergencia: 2  - Federal Senators PRD: 1 PAN: 1 Convergencia: 1 Area Ranked 11th  - Total 71,699 km² (27,683. ... Mexico or, in Spanish, México, is: Mexico, a federal republic in North America Mexico City, that countrys capital city Mexican Federal District, the federal district containing that capital city Estado de México (State of Mexico), one of that republics 31 constituent states Mexico is also the... Pedro de Heredia, spanish conqueror, founder of the city Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Nuevo Reino de Granada (The New Kingdom of Granada) is the name of the Spanish colony that now is Colombia. ... Created in 1542, the Viceroyalty of Peru (in Spanish, Virreinato del Perú) contained most of Spanish-ruled South America until the creation of the separate viceroyalties of New Granada (now Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá and Venezuela, the last-named previously in the Viceroyalty of New Spain) in 1717 and River Plate...


On 5 February 1610, the Catholic Monarchs established from Spain the Inquisition Holy Office Court in Cartagena de Indias by a Royal Decree issued by King Philip II. The Inquisition Palace, finished in 1770, is still there with its original features of colonial times. When Cartagena declared its complete independence from Spain on November 11, 1811, the inquisitors were urged to leave the city. The Inquisition operated again after the Reconquest in 1815, but it disappeared definitely when Spain surrendered six years later before the patriotic troops led by Simón Bolívar. During its two centuries of existence, the court carried out twelve autos-de-fé, 767 defendants were punished and six of them were burned at the stake. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events January 7 - Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean moons of Jupiter. ... Ferdinand on the left with Isabella on the right Coffins of the Catholic Monarchs at the Granada Cathedral The Catholic Monarchs (Spanish: los Reyes Católicos) is the collective title used in history for Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. ... Philip II (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ) (May 21, 1527 – September 13, 1598) was King of Spain from 1556 until 1598, King of Naples and Sicily from 1554 until 1598, king consort of England (as husband of Mary I) from 1554 to 1558, Lord of the Seventeen Provinces (holding various titles for the... For the village in Queensland, see 1770, Queensland. ... For the US Federal Agent designation, see Special agent. ... April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... This article is about the South American independence leader. ...


In colonial times, the Spaniards also built a series of constructions and fortresses to defend the city, such as San Sebastián de Pastelillo Fort, in the neighborhood of Manga, and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a large fortress named in honor of Spain's King Philip IV. In the 18th century, the Vaults were constructed by the Spanish engineer Antonio de Arévalo. Outside the city, the Forts of San Fernando and of San José were located strategically at the entrance of the bay to entrench the pirate vessels that attacked the city. Philip IV (), (April 8, 1605 – September 17, 1665) was King of Spain from 1621 to 1665 and also King of Portugal until 1640. ...


The city was the main host of the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. The 22nd edition of the Central American and Caribbean Games is currently being held in the city of Cartagena de Indias. ...


Geography

Location

Cannons from the Colonial times over city walls
Cannons from the Colonial times over city walls

Cartagena faces the Caribbean Sea to the west. To the south is the Cartagena Bay, which has two entrances: Bocachica (Small Mouth) in the south, and Bocagrande (Big Mouth) in the north. Cartagena is located at 10°25' Norths, 75°32' West (10.41667, -75.5333).1 Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 648 KB) Description: Stadtmauer, Cartagena, Kolumbien Source: Louise Wolff (darina), June 2005 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cartagena, Colombia Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 648 KB) Description: Stadtmauer, Cartagena, Kolumbien Source: Louise Wolff (darina), June 2005 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cartagena, Colombia Metadata This file contains additional information... For other uses, see Cannon (disambiguation). ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ...


Climate

Due to Cartagena's tropical location, the climate changes little, with an average high of 32°C (88.6°F) and an average low of 25°C (77 °F) throughout the year. Cartagena also averages around 90% humidity, with a rainy season typically in October. Cartagena receives about 1000 mm (40 inches) of rain per year. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in air. ... This article is about precipitation. ...


Government

Administrative divisions

Saint Pedro Claver Square
Saint Pedro Claver Square
House of Teresita Román de Zurek and family
Sunset over Bocagrande
Sunset over Bocagrande
Bocagrande skyline
Beach of Bocagrande
Beach of Bocagrande
Cartagena at night
Cartagena at night

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Northern area

In this area find the Rafael Núñez International Airport, in the neighborhood of Crespo, only ten minutes away from downtown or the old part of the city and fifteen minutes away from the modern area. It must be said that this large area is that with the greatest long-term urban development. Here you will find the majestic Coralia Américas Hotel, and several educational institutions. Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA: CTG, ICAO: SKCG) is an airport located in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. ...


If you decide you'd like to relive the history of Cartagena, go to the Ciudad Amurallada (Walled City), also called "Centro Histórico" and "Corralito de Piedra", where you will find four sectors, each one with a peculiar story to tell: San Diego, La Matuna, Getsemaní and Santo Domingo.


Downtown

Downtown is undoubtedly the heart of the city and the most evident testimony of its history. It has a varied architecture, mainly of a colonial style, but there are also republican and Italian style buildings, such as the Cathedral's bell tower.


The official entrance to downtown is through Puerta del Reloj (Clock Gate), which comes out onto Plaza de los Coches (Carriages Plaza). A few steps from there there is the Plaza de la Aduana (Customs Plaza), next to the mayor's office. Nearby is San Pedro Claver Plaza, and his namesake's church, as well as the Museum of Modern Art.


Near by is the Plaza de Bolívar (Bolívar's Square) and the Palace of the Inquisition to one side. Not to far is the the office of Historical Archives which holds Cartagena's history. Next to the archives is the Government Palace, the office building of the Governor of the Department of Bolivar. Across from the palace is the Cathedral of Cartagena which dates back to the 16th century. This article is about the Inquisition by the Roman Catholic Church. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


There is another religious temple that you should take time to admire: The restored Santo Domingo Church, in front of Plaza Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo Square). The square was decorated with the sculpture Mujer Reclinada ("Reclining Woman"), a gift from the renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Familia (1989) Fernando Botero (born April 19, 1932) is a neo-figurative Colombian artist, self-titled the most Colombian of Colombian artists early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. ...


Another notable building is the Teatro Heredia (Heredia Theater), an architectural jewel located in front of the Plaza de la Merced. A few meters away is the Calle de la Factoría (Factory Street); on it is the Marquis of Valdehoyos House which now functions as the Historical Photographic Library.


A little bit further on is Augustinian Fathers Convent is the University of Cartagena. This university is a higher education center, opened to the public in the late 19th Century. The Claustro de Santa Teresa (Saint Theresa Cloister), which has been remodeled into a hotel, operated by Charleston Hotels became an upscale Colombian hotel chain. It has its own square, protected by the San Francisco Bastion.


San Diego

It was named after San Diego Convent, nowadays the Beaux Arts School Building. In front of it you will find Convent of the Nuns of the Order of Saint Claire, now the beautiful Hotel Santa Clara. In the surrounding area you will find Santo Toribio Church, the last church built in the Walled City, and next to it, Fernández de Madrid Square, in honor of Cartagena's hero José Fernández de Madrid, whose statue can be seen here.


Inside the Old City, you have to go to Las Bóvedas (The Vaults), a construction attached to the walls in the Santa Catalina Bastion. From the top of this construction you will be able to view the Caribbean Sea.


The Matuna

The Matuna is the commercial and financial area par excellence in the city. Here you can also find affordable hotels, like Saint Philip Hotel, and affordable restaurants with good service.


Getsemaní neighborhood

This is one of the most representative neighborhoods in Cartagena. African people who were brought as slaves used to live here. Parque Centenario (Centennary Park) is the most prominent place in this area; built in 1911, it commemorates a century of independence. In this very same area you will find Cartagena's Convention Center, Third Order Church and San Francisco Cloister. You will also see San Roque and of the Trinity churches, in the square with the same name. Note that the entirety of the Old City has the same architectural styles as the area surrounded by The Walls. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Bocagrande

Bocagrande (Big Mouth) is the most modern area of the city, with many hotels, shops, restaurants, nightclubs and art galeries. It forms part of a land extension delimited by Cartagena Bay to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west, where you will find El Laguito (The Little Lake) and Castillogrande (Big Castle), two renowned neighborhoods. Its particular appeal are the beaches and nightlife. All over Avenida San Martín (Saint Martin Avenue), which is the backbone of the area, you will find several business premises, restaurants and hotels. Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ... St. ...


Touristic Sites and Attractions

Cartagena walls
Cartagena walls
  • Islas del Rosario
  • India Catalina
  • Steps of La Popa mount
  • El Castillo de San Felipe (Particularly the tunnels.)
  • The Walled city of Cartagena
  • El Cartagena Gold Museum
  • The Palace of the Inquisition (or the Torture Chambers)
  • The Underground Tomb

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Architecture

Cartagena has experienced heavy urban development in recent years, particularly with the construction of new skyscrapers. As of October 2007, there were 42 high-rises under construction, including an effort to create Colombia's tallest, the Torre de la Escollera. The new high-rise, extraordinarily narrow, was expected to be completed in early 2007, and was planned to stand at 676 ft and have 58 floors. However, a construction defect has led to its dismantling.


Transportation

  • Rafael Núñez International Airport

Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA: CTG, ICAO: SKCG) is an airport located in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. ...

Sister cities

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World Heritage site

Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

San Felipe de Barajas Fortresses
State Party Flag of Colombia Colombia
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, vi
Reference 285
Region Latin America and the Caribbean
Inscription History
Inscription 1980  (8th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

The Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments of Cartagena were selected in 1984 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for being located in a bay by the Caribbean Sea, having the most extensive fortifications in South America. A system of zones that divides the city into three neighborhoods: San Pedro, with the cathedral and many Andalusian-style palaces; San Diego, where merchants and the middle class lived; and Getsemani, the 'popular quarters'.[1] A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 692 KB) Denis Jacquerye, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Cartagena, Colombia ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


In Popular Culture

  • Cartagena gained modern notoriety in the 1984 hit movie, Romancing the Stone when romance novelist Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) travels to Cartagena to deliver a treasure map in an effort to ransom her kidnapped sister. The Cartagena scenes were actually filmed in Mexico for safety reasons, and it doesnt reflect the real Cartagena.
  • The first chapter of Brian Jacques' novel The Angel's Command takes place in 1628 Cartagena.
  • The movie "Love in the Time of Cholera (film)" released on November 16, 2007 in the USA, is filmed in Cartagena.

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Cartagena, Colombia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1735 words)
Cartagena (pronounced [kaɾtaˈhena] in Spanish; the usual English pronunciation is [kɑɹtəˈheɪnə] or [kɑɹtəˈhenə]), formally known as Cartagena of the Indies (Cartagena de Indias), is a large city seaport on the northern coast of Colombia.
Cartagena was founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, in the area where the Caribbean Calamarí people lived, their name meaning 'crab'.
Cartagena was a slave port; Cartagena and Veracruz (México) were the only cities authorized to trade with fl people.
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