Barú (peninsula)

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Barú peninsula
Bahia de Cartagena de Indias.svg
The elongated peninsula
Geographical location
Barú (peninsula) (Bolívar)
Barú (peninsula)
Coordinates 10 ° 8 '38 "  N , 75 ° 40' 57"  W Coordinates: 10 ° 8 '38 "  N , 75 ° 40' 57"  W.
Waters 1 Caribbean
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Playa Blanca on Barú

The Barú peninsula ( Spanish Península de Barú ) is located south of the city of Cartagena on the Colombian Caribbean coast in the Department of Bolívar . The El Dique Canal , which connects the Bahía de Cartagena de Indias in the north with the Río Magdalena , passes east of the peninsula . Since the channel practically separates the peninsula from the mainland, it is sometimes referred to as an island ( Isla in Spanish ).

Administratively, Barú belongs to the municipality of Cartagena in the Department of Bolívar .

To the west of Barú are the Islas del Rosario , to the north is the Isla de Tierra Bomba . The Corales del Rosario National Park is located on the peninsula . Near the point in the west, the Punta Barú , which is separated from the rest of the peninsula by a narrow channel, is the place Barú .

The Bahía Barbacoas is located south of Barú .

In 2015, the Spanish galleon San José was found near the peninsula , which was sunk in a naval battle with British warships in 1708 .

Individual evidence

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  4. Galleon "San Jose": 300 year old shipwreck found off Colombia , December 6, 2015 , accessed on August 7, 2019.