Villa Carlos Paz

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Villa Carlos Paz
City
View of the city from Cerro de la Cruz
View of the city from Cerro de la Cruz
Villa Carlos Paz is located in Argentina
Villa Carlos Paz
Villa Carlos Paz
Location of Villa Carlos Paz in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°24′S 64°31′W / 31.400°S 64.517°W / -31.400; -64.517Coordinates: 31°24′S 64°31′W / 31.400°S 64.517°W / -31.400; -64.517
Country  Argentina
Province Córdoba
Department Punilla
Founded July 16, 1913
Founded by Carlos Nicandro Paz
Government
 • Mayor Esteban A. Aviles
Area
 • Total 26.63 km2 (10.28 sq mi)
Elevation 643 m (2,110 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 75,315
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base X5152
Dialing code +54 3541
Website Official website

Villa Carlos Paz (locally: [ˈbiʝa ˈkarlos ˈpas]) is a city in the center-north of the province of Córdoba, Argentina, in the south of the Punilla Valley, lying on the western slope of the Sierras Chicas. It has a population of about 56,000 as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. The area of Punilla is a major tourist destination on the national level, and Villa Carlos Paz is in turn the most important city of Punilla, favoured by its closeness (36 km (22 mi)) to the populous Córdoba City, the capital of the province.

Geography[edit]

Villa Carlos Paz is located on the southern shore of the San Roque Lake. It is crossed by the San Antonio River and the Los Chorrillos Stream. The city was founded by the rancher Carlos Nicandro Paz in 1913.

The Hang suspension bridges road was built in 1918 to link the town to the Valley Traslasierra. This was replaced in the 1950s by the Camino de las Altas Cumbres.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Villa Carlos Paz is twinned with:

Notable events[edit]

In 2012, an Argentinian dog named Capitán was reported to have sat every evening for six years on his owner's grave. This was compounded by the fact that the family had never brought the dog to the graveyard and the dog had managed to find it himself. The municipal cemetery’s director, Héctor Baccega, said that the first time he saw the dog, he arrived at the cemetery alone. The dog then did a couple of laps around the place before finding his master’s grave — all on his own. He arrives each day at 6:00 p.m.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wells, Charlie (September 13, 2012). "Argentinian dog stays by his master’s grave for six years". New York Daily News (Villa Carlos Paz). Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Roper, Matt (13 September 2012). "Loyal dog ran away from home to find his dead master's grave - and has stayed by its side for six years". Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Kindelan, Katie (September 14, 2012). "Loyal Dog Spends Six Years at Master’s Grave" (video). ABC News. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Eims, Penny (September 13, 2012). "Loyal dog stays by owner's grave for six years in Argentina". Examiner.com. 
  5. ^ Pfeiffer, Eric (September 13, 2012). "Dog stands guard over deceased owner’s grave for six years". The Sideshow (Yahoo! News). Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dog Runs Away From Home To Stay By Dead Owner’s Grave For 6 Years". Carlos Paz, Argentina: LaVoz.com.ar/CBS Seattle. September 14, 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 

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