Cali, western Colombia

City on the Cali River. A major transportation, commercial, and industrial center for the Cauca River valley.

Newspaper : elpais-cali.com

Coal mines are in the region. In the city, textiles, clothing, shoes, pharmaceuticals, tobacco products, soap, cement, processed food, and furniture are manufactured.

In the Cauca River valley sugarcane, coffee, tobacco, cotton, cacao, bananas, rice, and corn are grown and cattle and hogs are raised.

Cali is the site of the University of Valle (1945) and Santiago University of Cali (1958). Points of interest also located in the city are San Pedro Cathedral and the Church and Monastery of San Francisco. University : usb.edu.co

Hotel : hotelesroyal.com

Population (1994 estimate) 1,655,700.

Cali was founded in 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Sebastian de Belalcázar.

Major cities near Cali:

Southwest
Quito
430 km

North
Medellin
315 km

Northeast
Bogota
295 km

 

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