Valle del Cauca Department
Departamento del Valle del Cauca
|Region||Andean Region/Pacific Region|
|Established||16 April 1910|
|• Governor||Ubeimar Delgado|
|• Total||22,140 km2 (8,550 sq mi)|
|• Density||200/km2 (530/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CO-VAC|
Valle del Cauca is one of the 32 departments of Colombia. It is in the southwest of the country, being parts of the Andean Region and Pacific Region. It is named after the valley of the Cauca River. Its capital is Cali.
Valle del Cauca is known for being the powerhouse department of the Pacific and contains the important coastal city known for its seaports: Buenaventura. Valle del Cauca also has important inland cities known for Salsa Dancing and culture: Buga, Toro, and Cali. Cali is also known for its Sancocho soup made with chicken, potatoes, yuca, corn, cilantro/coriander and plantain, and for being the capital of football in Colombia.