Formerly known as Mastia and then later Quart Hadast, today Cartagena is one of the famous Mediterranean cities of Spain. The city came into being in 227 B.C. Cartagena is also the chief commercial and naval ports in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. In 2007, the population of Cartagena was estimated as 211,286. The city has been exclusively known for it rich artistic, historical and archaeological heritage. Cartagena is also known as a walled town that has been surrounded by beautiful forts, which also make it a fine harbour. Cartagena enjoys the strategic location of Mediterranean. A number of people, who belong to different cultures, have made it a must see place across the globe.