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Valle del Cauca Department


Valle del Cauca Department: Valle del Cauca, or Cauca Valley is a department of Colombia. It is in the western side of the country, facing the Pacific Ocean, and it is considered one of the most important departments in the Republic of Colombia. Its capital is Santiago de Cali. Given its privileged location, lately it has been considered as the Pacific Door of Colombia. Besides Cali such cities as Buenaventura, Cartago and Tulua have great economical, political, social and cultural influence on the department's life. Valle del Cauca has the largest number of independent towns with over 100,000 inhabitants in the country, counting six within its borders. Buenaventura has the largest and busiest seaport in Colombia, moving about 8,500,000 tons of merchandise.

  • also known as Valle, Valle Del Cauca, Departamento Del Valle Del Cauca, El Valle, Departamento Del Valle
  • country: Colombia
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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Colombia (2012)

by Harvey F. Kline

A drug enterprise based in southern Colombia, around the city of Cali and the Valle del Cauca Department. It was founded in 1977 by Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela. At the height of its reign, the cartel had control over 90 percent of ...

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