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The Pance River flows along the southern side of Cali city, Colombia, and is a popular place for locals for recreation and leisure activities. It is almost the only river in the city that is not polluted, and people can still swim there. The Pance River is one of the major rivers in Cali. Born in the Farallones de Cali, in the Pico Pance, which is the highest mountain in the Western Cordillera, over 4,000 metres (13,000 ft). The river is more than 25 kilometres (16 mi) long and flows in a west-east direction into the river Jamundí-turn, a tributary of the Cauca River draining a catchment area of 89.75 square kilometres (34.65 sq mi). Pance has a flow rate of 2.59 cubic metres per second (91 cu ft/s) passing through the station Comfamiliar Pance. In the initial part the waters are fast, cool and clear, showing low levels of contamination. The river is one of the main tourist destinations of the inhabitants of Cali. From the People Pance up area known as the Maelstrom is a good number of restaurants and recreational parks.
El Rio Pance is very cold with temperatures below −9 °C (15 °F). It is famous for its hojaldras, which are a typical snack in Colombia. The hojaldras are about 0.61 metres (2 ft) in diameter and less than 3 millimetres (0.12 in) thick. In the Rio Pance visitors can also buy buñuelos, arepas, empanadas, and different Colombian typical snacks.
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