Santiago de Cali , simply referred to as Cali, is a city in western Colombia and the capital of the Valle del Cauca Department. With a population of 2.5 million, Cali is the third largest city in the country, after Bogotá and Medellín. It has one of the fastest growing economies and infrastructure in the country because of its geographical location. The city was founded on 25 July 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar. Cali is the shortened form of the official name of the city Santiago de Cali. The first part of the full name honours Saint James the apostle whose feast...
|Founded:||July 25, 1536|
|Area:||217.8 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||Cali, Colombia, Santiago de Cali, Santiago de Cali|