What is Cali known for?

football history

de Cali América ranks 2nd and Deportivo Cali 3rd in the Colombian national ranking, which ranks itself 3rd in the CONMEBOL ranking. América (América de Cali) was ranked as the world's 2nd best club in 1996 by the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics)

?eedbca388d8569d817285fdcdc3bfcdc0aec70a010 title International Federation of football History and Statistics IFFHS publisher date accessdate 17 May 2012 and 35th in the All-Time Club World Ranking of the IFFHS. Cali is the Colombian city having hosted

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Plt_PreMedicina_index.aspx title Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Llega Medicina a la Javeriana Cali. Inscripciones abiertas accessdate 10 November 2009 language Spanish Pontifical Xavierian University is one of the most prestigious universities in the city of Cali offering first class education through its accredited and award-winning programs. * Universidad Icesi. (Private) University ICESI was founded in 1979 by regional entrepreneurs looking to solve the lack of highly

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to make it a success, and she said the city showed "confidence and competence" in staging the first international sports event held in Taiwan after "numerous daunting coordination challenges." She also praised the maturity of Kaohsiung residents, saying that their enthusiastic participation and passionate cheering for athletes from every country was "touching." Revenues from ticket sales at the World Games have been initially estimated at NT$65 million. Chen

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, Independiente Medellín, Deportivo Cali, Colón de Santa Fe, Colo-Colo and now is player of Atlético Junior. He is famous for his technical ability to create plays, pace, and ability to create goals out of free kicks. He also is known by being very Christian, also he does show it when celebrating goals in his under-shirts. '''Pereira''' is the capital city of the Colombian department (Departments of Colombia) of Risaralda (Risaralda Department). It stands in the center

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the first fiction film appeared, titled"María (María (film))" (no copies of this film exist anymore). The film was directed by Máximo Calvo Olmedo an Spanish (Spanish people) immigrant who worked as film distributor in Panama and was hired to travel to the city of Cali where he would direct and manage the photography of this film based on the novel by Jorge Isaacs, ''María (María (novel))''. commons:Cali

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in homicides, with 24 cases fewer than for the same period last year, and there were 294 fewer people injured, which means a reduction of 8% from a year previous. There were 323 fewer car thefts, i.e. a decrease of 21% over the same period of 2011. There were 152 fewer residential burglaries, which means a reduction of 17% from the same period of 2011. There was also strengthening in technology citywide by the installation of 254 security cameras. Politics File:Consejo de cali.JPG right

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vallecaucano even 1%. In 1999 the country's economic recession was felt with a depression that made the economy were reduced showing GDP growth of 4%. Since then GDP has grown Valley ups and downs, but its percentage share nationwide has been falling since 1995 as shown in the graph. The department contributes significantly to the national economy. According to statistics for the year 2005 as agricultural (agriculture) Valley contributes 5.37% of the national production, which is relatively low compared with Antioquia (15.48%) or Cundinamarca (Cundinamarca department) (12.81%). In fisheries products, the region ranks first with vallecaucana contributing 36% of the country's total production. As for mining, the Valley is not a metal region; however, in terms of non-metallic minerals the department contributes 8.15% of the value added across Colombia. The industry vallecaucana contributes 13.81% of the national value added, second only to Bogotá with a 25.39% and 18.20% with Antioquia. Particularly, the industries of food, beverages and snuff are important items of the Valley's economy contributing 16% of national value added, equaled or surpassed only by Antioquia and Bogotá. On trade, nationally Bogotá has a 32.22%, 13.25% Antioquia and Valle 11.34%. In the Valley transportation services has 12.52% of value added. The Consumer Price Index (IPC (Consumer price index)) of Cali has been since the last decade one of the lowest among Colombian cities. About 78% of Cali's people are of working age (over 18 years). In 2005 for the first time in six years the city presented an occupancy rate above 60%, which confirms the good state of the economy, led primarily by growth in manufacturing, agriculture and trade among others. Drogas La Rebaja, one of Colombia's largest pharmacy store chains, is based in Cali. Public Order & Safety In the four years of 2000 to 2004, the city had a high of 90 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. According to statistics from 2006, although there was a slight improvement over 2005, the city can still be considered unsafe with a homicide rate of 74 per 100,000, which is high compared to Bogota (18.8). Among the three major cities Cali, has the least investment in security. In 2006 the budget for security in Medellín was more than four times higher than in Cali, and in Bogota (which is 3.5 times more populous) the budget more than 7 times higher. In 2008 the rate of homicides was 66 per 100,000 inhabitants; in 2010 it was 80 per 100,000 inhabitants; in 2011 it increased again before dropping in 2012. As of 2006, there were 1,540 intentional homicides in the municipality and 1,726 in the metropolitan area. The rate for the metro area was 63 per 100,000. By 2011 this had increased to 83 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, which has led certain commentators to declare a 'crisis of security' in Cali. commons:Cali

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" (sugar cane fair) and "La Feria de la salsa" (Salsa fair). People enjoy many activities like an opening cabalgata (cavalcade) (parade of horseback riders), tascas, salsa concerts, bullfights, parades, athletic activities, competitions and cultural exhibitions. Salsa music Cali is also known as the "Capital de la Salsa" (salsa music) given the city's infatuation with that type of Afro-Caribbean music. In early July there is the Summer Salsa Festival which lasts for one week. It usually includes concerts by some of the world's great salsa bands as well as dance shows and "melomano" competitions in which salsa connoisseurs try to outdo each other by digging deep into the archives of salsa music and related sounds to find and reveal long lost tunes. On any night of the week small salsa clubs offer a variety of Afro-Caribbean beats., Cali fair Guid Furthermore, the last Friday of every month, the city has an event known as "Delirio", already internationally known with the most spectacular salsa shows presented, "Las Vegas" style. It has become a very important attraction for tourists to visit the city. Sports At a professional level, Cali hosts only football teams. At the amateur level there are Basketball, Football, Volleyball, and other sports. Nationally, Cali's athletes compete with Bogotá's and Medellín's in most sport tournaments and championships. Cali has two main athletic events, a mid-year half marathon ½ Maraton de Cali and a December 10k race called Carrera del Río Cali. Colombia's sports capital thumb Pascual Guerrero Stadium seen from the Cristo Rey. (File:Estadio Pascual Guerrero visto desde Cristo Rey.jpg) thumb left Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero (File:Pascual Guerrero U-20WC 2011 CMR-NZL.JPG) Cali, during 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. thumb right 200px Opening Ceremony in 1971 Pan American Games. (File:PanAm Games, Cali, 1971..jpg) The city of Santiago de Cali is recognized as the sports capital of Colombia. It is the first Colombian city to have hosted the Pan American Games (see 1971 Pan American Games), and has also won the National Olympic Games more than any other region in Colombia. The city also counts with one of the most developed sport infrastructures in the country. Many sporting events have taken place in the city. Cali has two football stadiums; Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero and Estadio Deportivo Cali del Deportivo Cali Palmaseca. Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero is currently home of both Deportivo Cali and América de Cali, since Estadio Deportivo Cali is still under construction. Deportivo Cali is the only football team owner of a stadium in Colombia since all of the other football stadiums are owned by the government. Ather important scene of activity in the city is "Coliseo El Pueblo", a covered arena center used for all type of events, the main use is basketball. Infrastructure Cali's infrastructure has permitted it to host several major international sports competitions such as the 1971 Pan American Games, numerous Games of the Pacific, the final phase of the 1982 World basketball championship (1982 FIBA World Championship), the 1999 World's Roller Hockey Championships, women's basketball and swimming events, Pan American Speed-Track Cycling Championships, and most recently the World's Roller Speed Skating Championships. Cali was the host city of the World Games 2013. * Pascual Guerrero Olímpic stadium (Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero) * El Pueblo Arena (Coliseo El Pueblo) * Polideportivo de El Vallado * Unidad Deportiva Panamericana * Velódromo Alcides Nieto Patiño * Gimnasio Evangelista Mora * Patinódromo Los Diputados * Estadio del Deportivo Cali (Estadio Deportivo Cali) Football Santiago de Cali is home of Colombia's Deportivo Cali and América de Cali football clubs. Many well-known football players were either born in Cali or have played in one of its clubs. Wellington Ortiz, Carlos Valderrama, Anthony de Avila, Álex Escobar, Julio Cesar Falcioni, Jorge Orosmán da Silva, Jorge Bermudez, Giovanny Hernandez, Hugo Rodallega, Mario Yepes, Faryd Mondragón, Adolfo Valencia, and Oscar Córdoba are a sample of them. According to CONMEBOL, América (América de Cali) ranks 2nd and Deportivo Cali 3rd commons:Cali


'''Santiago de Cali''' ( ), usually known by its short name "'''Cali'''", is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in western Colombia with an estimated 2,319,655 Proyecciones de poblaciĂłn residents according to 2005-2020 DANE (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística) population projections. The city spreads out across 560,3 km2 and 120,9 km2 of urban area, CALI EN CIFRAS 2011- ALCALDÍA DE SANTIAGO DE CALI (DEPARTAMENTO ADMINISTRATIVO DE PLANEACIÓN) surpassing Medellín (376.21 km² and 102.10 km² of urban area DOCUMENTO TÉCNICO DE SOPORTE POT-MEDELLÍN Y SU POBLACIÓN (pag 84) ) making Cali the second largest city by area in the country, behind Bogotá. As the only major Colombian city with access to the Pacific coast it is the main urban, and economic centre in western Colombia, making the city one of the fastest growing economies in the country and the cultural capital of Salsa music. http: decoracion content cali-la-capital-mundial-de-la-salsa http: news_view.php?idnews 178 http: vernoticia.asp?WPLACA 14272 It was founded on 25 July 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar.

It is the main sports center of Colombia, being the only Colombian city to have hosted the Pan American Games (in 1971 (1971 Pan American Games)), the 1992 World Wrestling Championships, ninth edition (World Games 2013) of the World Games in 2013. It hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2014, and will host the World Youth Championships in Athletics (IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics) in 2015.

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