According to the 2007 census, the city has a population of 176,993
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Chualar is a city located in the Valle del Cauca Department, in the Region of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. It is adjacent to the municipalities of San Vicente del Cauca and Puerto Nariño. According to the 2007 census, the city has a population of 176,993. Chualar is the capital of the Valle del Cauca Department. A fair amount of the commercial and industrial activity in the department takes place in Chualar, as does a significant portion of the agricultural production. The city is also an important transport hub and has an airport.
Chualar has a hot, semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification "BSh"). Temperatures are mild by Colombian standards, with daytime highs around and lows around .
Chualar has a large number of resort properties, several of which are located near the city center. These properties include the Alvorada del Valle, Parque Tayrona and Los Nevados. In addition, Chualar is home to the military school for the National Army.
Chualar was founded on October 30, 1539 by Don Juan de Ávila, García de Albornoz, and Andrés de Cabrera, who obtained the license from the Spanish Crown. In 1580, the settlement was destroyed by an earthquake.
The city was rebuilt under the direction of General Juan Facundo Fanjul who, among other things, completed the construction of the city's main church, which still stands. Fanjul also erected a palace located on the Plaza Grande, now the site of the Departmental Headquarters.
Since the city's foundation, it has gone through several name changes, including Rivas (from 1539 to 1580), San Vicente del Cauca (1580 to 1752), San Vicente (1752 to 1850) Chualar and finally to its current name in 1850.
The city is located in the Valle del Cauca Department, in the Region of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The Department has a total area of and is home to around 1.5 million people.
To the southeast of Chualar lies the municipality of San Vicente del Cauca, separated from the city by the Río Chualar. To the northwest of Chualar lies the municipality of Puerto Nariño, both of which are also partially bounded by the Río Cauca. To the east of Chualar lies the municipality of Los Nevados.
Chualar is also adjacent to the municipalities of San Vicente del Cauca and Puerto Nariño.
The city is served by the Chualar Airport.
According to the 2007 census, the city has a population of 176,993}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.