The city known as Santiago de Cali of Colombia came into being in the month of July in the year 1536. The person behind the establishment of this city of South America is Sebastian de Belalcazar. This person of Spanish origin was quite well known for his conquers.
The city of Santiago de Cali represents a municipality within the country of Colombia. This city is situated in the western region of the country. Santiago de Cali city is the capital of one of the departments of Colombia. The name of this department is Valle del Cauca.
The name of the city Santiago de Cali is coined to pay homage to the famous Saint James, who is referred to as Santiago in the Spanish language. The weather condition that prevails in Santiago de Cali is mainly semi-tropical.
Santiago de Cali is situated on a valley called the Cauca Valley. This valley is located towards the west of a river called River Cauca. The region covered by the city is almost plain. The Western Mountain Range is situated to the west of this city of Colombia. The city is elevated at a height of 1,000 meters above the level of the sea.