Cosquín, Córdoba

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Cosquín
Town
Plaza San Martín
Plaza San Martín
Cosquín is located in Argentina
Cosquín
Cosquín
Location of Cosquín in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°14′S 64°27′W / 31.233°S 64.450°W / -31.233; -64.450Coordinates: 31°14′S 64°27′W / 31.233°S 64.450°W / -31.233; -64.450
Country  Argentina
Province Córdoba
Department Punilla
Government
 • Mayor Marcelo Villanueva (Unión por Córdoba)
Elevation 719 m (2,359 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 40,685
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base X5166
Dialing code +54 3541
Website Official website

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.

Since 1961, Cosquín hosts an annual National Folklore Festival, which receives around 100,000 visitors.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aquí Cosquín (Spanish)

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