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Santiago de Cali
Banner o Cali
Official seal of Cali
"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.
Location o the municipality an ceety o Cali in the Valle del Cauca Depairtment.
Cali is located in Colombie
Location in Colombie
Coordinates: 3°25′14″N 76°31′20″W / 3.42056°N 76.52222°W / 3.42056; -76.52222
DepairtmentValle del Cauca
Foondation25 Julie 1536
Foondit biSebastián de Belalcázar
 • MayorRodrigo Guerrero Velasco
 • Ceety564 km2 (218 sq mi)
997 m (3,271 ft)
 • Ceety2,244,158
 • RankRankit 3rd
 • Density4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (COT)
Area code(s)2
HDI (2008)0.80 – high

Santiago de Cali (Spaingie 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 Spaingie 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 Spaingie dounsets 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. Sae gien this name tae the ceety. Cali, derivit frae the wird o the Páez leid, Caly (Knittin). Lik 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 Americae. Its foundation dates back tae 1536 bi the conquistador Sebastian de Belalcazar (ane o the indigenous genocide o the time), tae juist three year efter the foondation o Cartagena de Indias (1533), twa year afore the foondation o Santa Fe de Bogotá (1538) an 26 year o the foondin o the first Hispanic population on the continent: Santa María la Antigua del Darién (1510), missin.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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