In 1921, President Marco Fidel Suárez called the city the Pórtico Dorado de la República (Golden Gate of the Republic) in recognition of its economic importance as a port since the late 19th century.
In 1811, the patriots who won the Independence of the Cartagenas adopted the current flag.
It consists of three rectangles, red being the outermost, then yellow, and green in the center.
Barranquilla's name refers to the canyons that existed in the area adjacent to the Magdalena, where the city arose.
During the Spanish colonization of the Americas, the name "barranca" was common in coastal communities (Barrancabermeja, Barranca Nueva, Barranca Vieja etc.).
Unlike other cities in Colombia such as Cartagena or Bogotá D.
C., Barranquilla was not founded during the Spanish colonial period and it was not founded on a pre-Columbian site.In 1910, the Council approved the flag for Barranquilla.The seal of the city was mentioned in the decree that granted Barranquilla the status of a city by Manuel Rodríguez Torices, the then President of the Sovereign State of Cartagena de Indias, as a reward for the determined and courageous patriots who participated in the defense of the independence of Cartagena de Indias against Santa Marta in 1813.This name was probably derived from an alteration of Aragon.During Spanish colonization, the area was known as Camacho or Kamash Indian site and San Nicolás de la Barranquilla (patron saint of San Nicolás de Tolentino) began to develop the area with the estates of Barrancas de Camacho, Barrancas de San Nicolás, Barranquilla de Camacho and Barranquilla de San Nicolás from which the city name is derived.Find cheap Miami - Barranquilla flights with our free flight search engine.