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Encyclopedia > Santa Marta
City of Santa Marta, Historical, Cultural and Tourist District
City flag City Coat of arms
City nickname: "La Samaria"

Location in the Magdalena Department
Area
 - Total

00,000 km²
Population
 - Total (2004)
 - Density

000,000 aprox.
Time zone UTC–5
Location 11°14′31″N, 74°12′19″W
Mayor JOSE FRANCISCO ZÚÑIGA
Government of Santa Marta official website
This article is about the Colombian city. For other uses, see Santa Marta (disambiguation).

Santa Marta (named for the Biblical Martha) was the first city to be founded in Colombia and second in South America after Cumaná (1521) in Venezuela. It was founded in July 29, 1525 by Spanish conqueror Rodrigo de Bastidas. It is located on the country's Caribbean coast, and was often raided by pirates throughout its early history. El Libertador Simón Bolívar, died in a ranch named Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino on the outskirts of Santa Marta in 17 December 1830. Image File history File links Rodaderosantamarta. ... Image File history File links Santa_Marta,_Colombia_(bandera). ... Image File history File links Alcaldiasantamarta. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Bobadito, Robban, (in Sweden), is short for Robert). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1327x1833, 597 KB)for public use released by the government of Colombia. ... Motto: Capital Santa Marta Governor Area 23,188 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   1,403,318 60 people/km² Adjective Magdalena is a department of Colombia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... It has been suggested that leap second be merged into this article or section. ... Santa Marta, the Spanish- and Portuguese-language name of the Biblical Martha, is a moderately common toponym in parts of the world where those tongues are or were spoken. ... For other uses, see Martha (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... A traditional fishermans boat called Peñero at Mochimas National Park. ... Events January 21 - The Swiss Anabaptist Movement was born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptized each other in the home of Manzs mother on Neustadt-Gasse, Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union. ... Rodrigo de Bastidas (c. ... Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe; Dutch: Caraïben; Portuguese: Caribe or Caraíbas) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. ... This article is about sea pirates. ... Simón José Antonio de los Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios y Blanco (born July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela; died December 17, 1830 in Santa Marta, Colombia) was a South American revolutionary leader. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


It had a population of 521,482 in 2000 and is, today, an important port city. It serves as the departmental capital of Magdalena department. Colombia is a unitary republic conformed by 32 departments (Spanish: departamentos, sing. ... Motto: Capital Santa Marta Governor Area 23,188 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   1,403,318 60 people/km² Adjective Magdalena is a department of Colombia. ...


Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, this city is one of great contrast. From the Spanish colonial buildings of the old city to the modern luxury beach front apartments of Rodadero. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a mountain range in northern Colombia. ...


In recent years, Santa Marta has attracted large numbers of people displaced by the paramilitary groups operating throughout the interior of the country. The warm climate and the possibility of occasional work serving the tourist industry increasing the cities popularity. Santa Marta is also one of Colombia's major maritime commercial ports.


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Santa Marta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
Santa Marta (named for the Biblical Martha) was the first city to be founded in Colombia and second in South America after Cumaná (1521) in Venezuela.
Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, this city is one of great contrast.
In recent years, Santa Marta has attracted large numbers of people displaced by the paramilitary groups operating throughout the interior of the country.
Santa Marta (227 words)
Santa Marta, the second town founded by the Spaniards in America, was established by Rodrigo de Bastidas 29 July, 1525; it was sacked in 1543 and again in 1555; while Sir Francis Drake reduced it to ashes in 1596.
The town is situated at the mouth of the Río Manzaneres, on the Gulf of Santa Marta, 46 miles north-east of Barranquilla, and contains about 6000 inhabitants, an episcopal palace, public college, and conciliar seminary.
A diocesan synod was held at Santa Marta in 1881.
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