Plaza San Martín
|• Mayor||Marcelo Villanueva (Unión por Córdoba)|
|Elevation||719 m (2,359 ft)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
|Dialing code||+54 3541|
Cosquín is a small town in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, located about 52 km (32 mi) from the city of Córdoba, and 783 km (487 mi) from Buenos Aires. It has about 19,000 inhabitants as of the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is the head town of the Punilla Department, and is located on the banks of the Cosquín River, and on the foot of a small mountain (Cerro Pan de Azúcar).
Cosquín is the oldest town in the scenic Punilla Valley; the region was already populated by the 16th century. Cosquín was officially founded with the title of villa (village) on 4 August 1876, and declared a city on 26 August 1939.
In the past, the region of Cosquín was appreciated for its benign climate, recommended by physicians for pulmonary ailments, and a whole industry of hospitals and therapeutic establishments appeared in order to provide services to patients from Argentina and even other countries. As the popularity of this kind of treatment decreased, the economy of Cosquín became more focused on tourism.
- Aquí Cosquín (Spanish)
- Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
- Villa Carlos Paz and Valle de Punilla
- Cosquín - Tourism portal.
- Cosquín Turismo - Tourism portal.
- Valle de Punilla - Tourism portal.
- WelcomeArgentina.com - Tourism portal (in English).
- GRINFELD - Cosquin Festival 2014 Live online coverage (Largest National Folklore Festival of Argentina)
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