1a port in SE Spain; population 210,376 (2008). Originally named Mastia, it was refounded as Carthago Nova (New Carthage) by Hasdrubal in circa 225 bc, as a base for the Carthaginian conquest of Spain.
2a port, resort, and oil-refining centre in NW Colombia, on the Caribbean Sea; population 885,400 (2005).
Cartagena in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of Cartagena in the US English dictionary