Cartagena de Indias is the capital of the department of Bolivar, located north of Colombia. It is a Caribbean city, with a height of two meters above sea level and an average temperature of 31° C. According to projected figures from the last census conducted by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) in 2005 the ramparted city is about:
Cartagena is divided into 15 commune units and three localities: City of the Virgin and Touristic, Industrial City and of the Bay, and Historic Locality and of North Caribbean.
As for the economic welfare profits, strata 4, 5 and 6 represents 20.5% of the total population; and strata 3, 2 and 1 represents 79.5%.
The basis of the economic and productive structure of Cartagena is tourism, industry, trade and port logistics. In total, the industry contributes with 10% of jobs in Cartagena
Cartagena’s industry contributes 23% of GDP of Bolivar department, with 50% of district GDP and stands out as the largest contributor to the coffers of the city with 60-70% tax on industry and trade, and one of the largest contributors of unified property tax.