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Magdalena

[mag-duh-ley-nuh, -lee-; Spanish mahg-th ah-le-nah] /ˌmæg dəˈleɪ nə, -ˈli-; Spanish ˌmɑg ðɑˈlɛ nɑ/
noun
1.
a river in SW Colombia, flowing N to the Caribbean. 1060 miles (1705 km) long.
2.
a female given name.
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Magdalena

/ˌmæɡdəˈleɪnə; -ˈliː-; Spanish maɣðaˈlena/
noun
1.
a river in SW Colombia, rising on the E slopes of the Andes and flowing north to the Caribbean near Barranquilla. Length: 1540 km (956 miles)
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Magdalena

departamento, northern Colombia, occupying the Caribbean lowlands and bounded by the Magdalena River on the west. Much of its area is swamp, floodplain, or high mountains (including the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the northeast). The major economic activity is banana cultivation, especially in the vicinity of Santa Marta, the departmental capital, which has an excellent natural harbour. Cattle are also raised in the region, and there are a number of small industries. Area 8,953 square miles (23,188 square km). Pop. (2007 est.) 1,180,703.

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