Cartagena (Spanish pronunciation:[kartaˈxena]; Arabic:Al-Qartājanna قرطاجنة, Latin:Carthago Nova) is a Spanish city and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Spain. As of January 2011, it has a population of 218,210 inhabitants being the Region’s second largest municipality and the country’s 6th non-Province capital city. The metropolitan area of Cartagena, known as Campo de Cartagena, has a population of 409,586 inhabitants.
Cartagena has been inhabited for over two millennia, being founded around 227 BC by the CarthaginianHasdrubal the Fair as Qart Hadasht, the same name as the original city of Carthage. The city had its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Carthago Nova (the New Carthage) and Carthago Spartaria, capital of the province of Carthaginensis. It was one of the important cities during the Umayyad invasion of Hispania, under its Arabic name of Qartayannat al-Halfa.
Much of the historical weight of Cartagena in the past goes to its coveted defensive port, one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. As far back as the 16th century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven of Spain, and is home to a large naval shipyard.
Cartagena is a critically acclaimed German-style board game released in 2000, that takes as its theme the legendary 1672 pirate-led jailbreak from the dreaded fortress of Cartagena. The game supposedly became popular in the pirate coves of the Caribbean.
With its very simple concept, this game of strategy gives each player a group of six pirates and the objective is to have all six escape through the tortuous underground passage that connects the fortress to the port, where a sloop is waiting for them.
The first player to move all of his or her pirates from the Cartagena prison to the sloop is the winner.
The game board and its pieces were designed by Leo Colovini and drawn by artists Christoph Clasen, Claus Stephan, Didier Guiserix, Martin Hoffmann, and Studio Tapiro. The board itself is made up of six double-sided sections, each of which has a different permutation of the same six pictures: daggers, pirate hats, pistols, bottles of rum, skulls, and skeleton keys. These six sections can be combined in any order, to make thousands of different games (although nowhere near as many as the 7206 combinations theoretically possible).
Monday November 27 will dawn with clear skies, but perhaps the chance of fog around the coast of Cartagena... The centre and coast of Murcia, however, should remain dry, though it will be a little gustier than usual – around 20kmh – on the coast of Cartagena ... Murcia weather forecast, Thursday November 30.
Murcia weather warnings, Thursday November 2... as well as waves of up to four metres high on the coasts of Cartagena and Mazarrón. The yellow weather alert for strong winds will remain in place in the north on Friday 3, with westerly winds as strong as 80kmh forecast until 3pm.
This week’s Murcia weather forecast is for a wet start to the week on Monday morning and in some places on Tuesday too, but for much brighter, sunnier conditions after that ... Murcia weather forecast, Monday October 30 ... Murcia weather forecast, Tuesday October 31 ... Murcia weather forecast, Wednesday November 1 ... Murcia weather forecast, Friday November 3.
The worst affected place has been Cartagena... The most affected municipality, with a total of 66 calls to resolve 43 issues, was Cartagena ... The weather warnings for strong winds and large waves are still in place for the whole of Friday, and temperatures will drop significantly over the course of this weekend.
This week, the weather in the Region of Murcia will be mostly sunny again, with frequent patches of clouds and a downpour to come one day midweek, while both minimum and maximum temperatures will drop by up to 8ºC over the course of the week ...Murcia weather forecast, Tuesday October 17 ... Murcia weather forecast, Thursday October 19.
Murcia weather forecast, Friday September 15... Murcia weather forecast, Monday September 11 ... Murcia weather forecast, Wednesday September 13 ... Once again, it will be the northwest that should get the worst of it, while in central Murcia and on the coast near Cartagena the sun will still break through despite the storms.
Germany's Lennard Kämna rode solo to victory on stage nine of the Vuelta a España while the United States' Sepp Kuss retained pole position in the general classification ...Despite poor weather in Cartagena, he was able to cross the line for victory after 4hours 28min 59sec as he won the 184.5-kilometre stage ... .
A yellow weather alert for high temperatures has been issued by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) for the Region of Murcia on Friday August 18 and Saturday 19, with a warning that the heat could reach up to 38ºC between 1pm and 9pm in the entire province, with the exception of Cartagena and the Mar Menor.
On Monday July 10 this Region will be on yellow alert for heat, with the exception of Mazarrón and Cartagena, while on Tuesday this will be upgraded to an orange alert, with Mazarrón and Cartagena on yellow alert. For Wednesday 12, an orange weather warning has been issued for the entire Region. Murcia weather warnings, Wednesday July 12.
The abrupt change in the weather in much of the Region of Murcia during Thursday night and Friday morning has resulted in red “no bathing” flags being flown on August 4 at half a dozen beaches in the municipality of Cartagena.
The Region of Murcia begins this brave new week with a continuation of the suffocating heat and extreme weather alerts issued for Monday July 24 that we’ve become used to, but this will ease off from Tuesday 25 onwards. Murcia weather warnings, Monday July 24 ... Murcia weather forecast, Wednesday July 26.
Cartagena, ColumbiaCartagena, Columbia... "Cartagena is the pride of the Caribbean, and the beach weather all year round contributes to a better quality of life," wrote Adam McConnaughhay, a teacher from South Carolina who moved to Cartagena for a yearlong program in 2011 and ended up staying.
ST. PETERSBURG — For HaroldRamirez, arriving in Tampa Bay was a lot like returning home... In the area, he found a community and geography that made him feel like he was back in his native Cartagena, Colombia. “Tampa is a lot like Colombia,” Ramirez said. “I love the beaches and the weather. It reminds me of Colombia. They have a lot of Colombians here.
"Uh oh! About to hit some nasty weather," he writes ... As the weather worsened, other commercial vessels cleared the area in search of safer waters ... It was detained for four days in Cartagena in southern Spain for its doors not being weather tight, engine problems, and failures of fire safety equipment.