Barranquilla is the main capital of the Caribbean Region of Colombia and has established itself as the door of joy, colorful and open arms.
It is located on the western margin of the Magdalena River 7.5 km from its mouth in the Caribbean Sea. In 1993 it was constitutionally organized in a special, industrial and port district.
It is the main economic center of the Caribbean Region of Colombia, economic activities include trade and industry.
The population of Barranquilla is 1,228,621 people, which makes it the fourth most populous city in the country behind Bogotá, Medellín and Cali. The city is the core of the Barranquilla Metropolitan Area, which is also constituted by the municipalities of Soledad, Malambo, Galapa and Puerto Colombia.