- seaport in NW Colombia, on the Caribbean
- seaport in Murcia, SE Spain, on the Mediterranean
- A city of northern Colombia on the Bay of Cartagena, an inlet of the Caribbean Sea. Founded in 1533, Cartagena was once the richest port on the Spanish Main.x
- A city of southeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea south-southeast of Murcia. It was settled c. 225 BC and soon became the chief Carthaginian sea base in Spain.x
From Spanish Cartagena.
- CARTAGENA, or CARTHAGENA, a seaport of south-eastern Spain, in the province of Murcia; in 37° 36' N.
- Cartagena is fortified, and possesses an arsenal and naval dockyards.
- South, protects Cartagena from the violence of wind and waves.
- The industrial and commercial progress of Cartagena was much hindered, during the first half of the 19th century, by the prevalence of epidemic diseases, the abandonment of the arsenal, and rivalry with the neighbouring port of Alicante.
- From Cartagena the principal exports are metallic ores, esparto grass, wine, cereals and fruit.