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de Cali the capital of Valle del Cauca, agricultural and industrial
province of the Colombian Southwest.
It is called "the Heaven head
quarters", thanks to its spring like
weather all year round and the joy and warmth of its people.
Cali is the second Colombian city in
population, the epicenter of the
main sugar Cain region, and a city that gathers in its surroundings
many of the large Colombian companies.
Santiago de Cali was founded by
Sebastián de Belalcázar on july 25th of 1536,
when he was exploring the northern part of the Inca empire, in search
of el Dorado.
Its foundation was in the
place known today as La Merced convent, where the first Mass was
Three years later Cali moved
to the foot hill of from San Antonio, witness of the progress of the
He was awarded with the coat
of arms on June 17th of 1559 and on August 20th of that same year Cali
received the title of "very Loyal and Noble."
Since its beginnings Cali was a commercial and development center,
thanks to its geographical situation in the rich valley of Cauca River,
between the western and central Colombian mountain chains.
At the beginning of the twentieth
century the city had 20 thousand inhabitants, and constituted itself as
the main food supplier for the people from Choco and from the gold
mines in the Pacific.
Since 1919, when the sugar Cain sowing was industrialized, Cali started
an accelerated process that culminated in the modern industrial
commercial, cultural and researcher epicenter it is today.
- Cristo Rey
- La Ermita Church
- Tres Cruces Hill
- Sebastián de
- San Antonio Chapel
- Paseo Bolívar
- Caicedo Square
- Jorge Isaacs Theater
- Modern Art Museum
- La Tertulia Cinema
- San Francisco Temple
Merced Chapel and Convent
- Archeological Museum of La
- Calima Gold Museum
- Colonial and Religious Art
- Solidarity Museum
- The River Cat
Lat. 3 º 26 'N Long 76 º 31' W
Average temperature: 23º Celsius - 74º F
Elevation: 995 meters over sea level
Local time: -5 GMT
Area: 564 square kilometers
Population: approx 2'370 .000 hab.
Currency: Colombian Peso
International Telephone indicative: 57- 2