Villa Dolores

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Villa Dolores
City
Plaza Villa Dolores.jpg
Villa Dolores is located in Argentina
Villa Dolores
Villa Dolores
Location of Villa Dolores in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°56′S 65°12′W / 31.933°S 65.200°W / -31.933; -65.200Coordinates: 31°56′S 65°12′W / 31.933°S 65.200°W / -31.933; -65.200
Country Argentina
Province Córdoba
Department San Javier
Founded April 21, 1853
Elevation 584 m (1,916 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 43,682
Demonym Dolorense
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base X5870
Dialing code +54 3544
Website Official website

Villa Dolores is a city in the province of Cordoba, Argentina located in the southwestern side of the province with a population is approximately 40,000 inhabitants.

Although it is one of the smallest cities in Cordoba, many other provinces rely on Villa Dolores for its major export in potatoes. Wine consumption is also a large trait in this town having its own import route from the capital city of wine in Argentina, Mendoza.

Tourism[edit]

Tourism is a large part of the popularity of Villa Dolores with many tourists visiting during its tourism high season (January - February), tourist attractions aren't the usual theme parks, large monuments and historic backgrounds as in other towns, instead, Villa Dolores is famed for its peaceful environment with breathtaking views of the Cordoba mountain range. It is also known for its hidden rivers that run freshwater streams from the mountain tops. The best known location with its purest stream is "La Piedra Pintada".

Night life[edit]

The town's nightlife is very quiet during the week but picks up on weekends when young locals and tourists alike hit the nightclubs, restaurants, pubs and bars.

External links[edit]

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)