Valle del Cauca

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Depairtment o Valle del Cauca
Departamento del Valle del Cauca
Valle del Cauca shown in red
Valle del Cauca shown in red
Coordinates: 3°25′N 76°31′W / 3.417°N 76.517°W / 3.417; -76.517
Kintra  Colombie
Region Andean Region/Paceefic Region
Established 16 Aprile 1910
Capital Cali
 • Govrenor Francisco Lourido (List of political parties in Colombia)
 • Total 22,140 km2 (8,550 sq mi)
Aurie rank 23
Population (2005)[1]
 • Tot 4,060,196
 • Rank 3
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-VAC
Municipalities 42

Valle del Cauca (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈbaʎe ðel ˈkauka], locally: [ˈbaʝe ðel ˈkauka]) is a depairtment o Colombie. It is in the wastren side o the kintra, facin the Paceefic Ocean, an it is considered ane o the maist important depairtments in the Republic of Colombia. Its caipital is Santiago de Cali. Given its privilegit location, lately it haes been considered as the Paceefic Door o Colombie. Besides Cali such ceeties as Buenaventura, Cartago an Tulua hae great economical, poleetical, social an cultural influence on the depairtment's life. Valle del Cauca haes the lairgest number o independent touns (i.e. no in Metropolitan auries) wi ower 100,000 inhabitants in the kintra, coontin sax athin its borders.[2] Buenaventura haes the lairgest an busiest seaport in Colombie, muivin aboot 8,500,000 tons o merchandise.[3]

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