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CARTAGENA Y BOLÍVAR

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Cada uno de los 26.000 kilómetros cuadrados del departamento de Bolívar representa una oportunidad. Así lo sustentan los nuevos inversionistas nacionales e internacionales que ven cada vez más en esta privilegiada zona del norte de Colombia un territorio para invertir y expandir sus redes de negocios. Junto a su capital, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar se ha consolidado como unos de los principales polos de desarrollo del Caribe colombiano, aquí te mostramos los principales datos geográficos, demográficos y económicos de nuestra región.

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS

Official name

Cartagena de Indias

Area

653.7 km2 (2.5% of the department of Bolivar)

Official language

Spanish

Currency

Colombian Peso COP$

Population (2015)

1,001,755 habitants

Density (2015)

1,532 people per Km2

Clima Temperatura promedio

Tropical Savanna Climate 28°C – 34°C

Unemployment Rate (2015)

8.7%

Inflation (2015)

7.4%

Founded on June 1st, 1533 and declaredWorld Heritage Site by UNESCO, Cartagena de Indias is strategically located on the Caribbean Sea and in the center of the American continent. It’s Colombia’s only industrial city with a world-class port, the country’s main platform for foreign trade and the first tourist, holiday, and business local destination.

Cartagena’s port infrastructure, the fourth most important in Latin America, is the safest, most efficient and modern in the country. Its excellent geographical advantages include a large and safe bay, ideal for port development, the best air connectivity in the region, and optimal land routes that are efficiently connected with the northern and central regions of Colombia.

Considered as the ideal hub for business, Cartagena’s world-class ports and growing industrial sector make it a unique place, a superb destination for investment and provider of countless benefits and opportunities for entrepreneurs from all over the world.

We are a key destination for modern investors who are not only seeking for competitive business advantages, but also demand quality of life for them and their staff.

BOLIVAR

Official name

Bolívar

Area

25,978 km2 (2.3% of the national territory)

Official language

Spanish

Currency

Colombian Peso COP$

Population (2015)

2,097,161 habitants

Density (2015)

81 people per Km2

2013 GDP (final)

COP$ 30,717 millones

USD $ 16,434 millones

Business Fabric

31 677

Inflation (2015)

7.4%

GDP Growth (2013)

9.9%

Participation in national GDP (2013)

4.3%

GDP Per Capita (2013)

USD $ 8,020.13

COP $ 14,990,418 millones

Exchange Rate COP/USD

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Clima Temperatura promedio

Tropical Savanna Climate 28°C – 34°C

Exports (2015)

US$ 1,237.9 millones

Imports (2015)

US$ 2,767.9 millones

Bolivar, located in the north of the country, is one of the eight departments in the Colombian Caribbean. It borders to the north with the Caribbean Sea, to the east with the departments of Atlántico, Cesar, and Santander; to the south with the department of Antioquia, and to the west with the departments of Sucre, Cordoba, and Antioquia.

In addition, the department is crossed by the Magdalena River, the main waterway of Colombia, from south to north and connects to the bay of Cartagena through the Canal del Dique, articulating a strategic logistics corridor through which 85% of the interior of the country inbound and outbound cargo flows. Furthermore, it also has 1,455,000 hectares of arable land to support the large agro-industrial potential of the region.

Bolívar, is the largest department in the Caribbean region. Its area of 25,978 km2, represents 2.3% of the national territory. Its 46 municipalities, including its capital city, Cartagena, are divided into six (6) Zones of Economic and Social Development -ZODES, in Spanish- and duly organized based on their geographical and productive conditions, these are: