/bahrdd rddahng"kah verdd me"hah/, n.
a city in N Colombia. 106,100.

* * *

      city, Santander departamento, north-central Colombia, on the Magdalena River. In 1536 a Spanish conquistador, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quezada (Jiménez de Quesada, Gonzalo), discovered the wooden-stockaded Indian settlement of La Tora. The Spaniards eventually renamed it Barrancas-Bermejas (Reddish Cliffs) after the nearby river bluffs. Barrancabermeja became a ranching town and a marketing centre for beef. The Mares Oil Concession (1921) and the development of the petroleum industry gave impetus to its growth. Networks of highways, railroads (including the Atlantic Railway linking Santa Marta and Bogotá), and oil pipelines were built in the locality, and a large oil refinery and an international airport were constructed in the city. The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a notable landmark. Pop. (2003 est.) 187,142.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Barrancabermeja — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Barrancabermeja Bandera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Barrancabermeja — es un ciudad del departamento de Santander, Colombia, capital de la provincia de Mares, con un población de casi 200.000 habitantes. En Barrancabermeja está localizada la refinería de petróleo más grande de Colombia, perteneciente a la empresa… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Barrancabermeja —   [ mɛxa], Stadt in Kolumbien, am mittleren Río Magdalena, 153 300 Einwohner; Bischofssitz;   Wirtschaft:   Zentrum eines Erdölfördergebietes (größte Erdölraffinerie Kolumbiens, petrolchemische Industrie); Pipelines nach Cartagena ( …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Barrancabermeja — Infobox City official name = Barrancabermeja nickname = Oil Capital of Colombia image image size = 250px map caption = Location of the town and municipality of Barrancabermeja in the Santander Department leader title = Mayor leader name = Carlos… …   Wikipedia

  • Barrancabermeja — 7.0655555555556 73.85972222222275 Koordinaten: 7° 4′ N, 73° 52′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barrancabermeja — 7° 04′ 00″ N 73° 51′ 00″ W / 7.066667, 73.85 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Barrancabermeja — Original name in latin Barrancabermeja Name in other language Barankabermecha, Barrancabermeja, Barrankabermekha, EJA, ba lan ka wei mei ha, barankaberumeha, Барранкабермеха State code CO Continent/City America/Bogota longitude 7.06528 latitude… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Barrancabermeja — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Barrancabermeja Country and Admin Code CO.26.3689170 CO …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Barrancabermeja — /bahrdd rddahng kah verdd me hah/, n. a city in N Colombia. 106,100 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diócesis de Barrancabermeja — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Diócesis de Barrancabermeja Diœcesis Barrancabermeiensis[1] Información General Ciudad Barrancabermeja País Colombia Catedral …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.