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Cali
Ceety
Santiago de Cali

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Nickname(s): "Branch o Heaven", "Sultana del Valle", "Sports Ceety o Colombie", "Cali es Cali, lo demás es loma", "The Salsa´s caipital o the warld
Location o the municipality an ceety o Cali in the Valle del Cauca Depairtment.
Cali is located in Colombia
Cali
Cali
Location in Colombie
Coordinates: 3°25′14″N 76°31′20″W / 3.42056°N 76.52222°W / 3.42056; -76.52222
Kintra Colombie
Depairtment Valle del Cauca
Foondation 25 Julie 1536
Founded by Sebastián de Belalcázar
Government
 • Mayor Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco
Area
 • Ceety 564 km2 (218 sq mi)
Elevation 997 m (3,271 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Ceety 2,244,158
 • Rank Rankit 3rd
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,825,105
Demonym Caleño
Time zone COT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 2
HDI (2008) 0.80 – high
Website www.cali.gov.co

Santiago de Cali (Spainyie pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo ðe ˈkali]), simply referred tae as Cali, is a ceety in wastren Colombie an the caipital o the Valle del Cauca Depairtment. Wi a population o 2.5 million, Cali is the third lairgest ceety in the kintra, efter Bogotá an Medellín. It haes ane o the fastest growin economies an infrastructur in the kintra acause o its geographical location. The ceety wis foondit on 25 Julie 1536 bi the Spainyie conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar.

Place names[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cali frae the Cristo Rey Hill

The ceety haes a compoond name in the fashion o amaist aw Spainyie settlements in Americae. Santiago (ane o the maist popular names on the continent thanks tae the devotion o Santiago de Compostela in Spain), lives up tae the Apostle Santiago. Cali wis foondit 25 Julie, the day which marks the date o the Apostle Santiago, principal patron o Europe. So given this name tae the city. Cali, derivit frae the wird o the Páez leid, Caly (Knittin). Like mony ithers placements o the depairtment. Ej: Buga (Large clay pot), Yumbo (Flood, river bank, lairge river.), Sonso (Frog), Dagua (A teep o tree), Petecué (Macaw), Tulua (Orchad), Chipichape (Ceukit corn kernels), Yotoco (fans the flame), Quilichao (Flame sheds), Changos (Chisel).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santiago de Cali is ane o the auldest ceeties in Colombie, an the Americas. Its foundation dates back tae 1536 bi the conquistador Sebastian de Belalcazar (ane o the indigenous genocide o the time), tae juist three years efter the foondation o Cartagena de Indias (1533), twa years afore the foondation o Santa Fe de Bogotá (1538) an 26 years o the foondin o the first Hispanic population on the continent: Santa María la Antigua del Darién (1510), missin.

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  1. "Presentación de PowerPoint" (PDF). Retrieved 24 June 2010.