Villa de Cura

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Villa de Cura
Villa de San Luis Rey de Cura
Villa de Cura is located in Venezuela
Villa de Cura
Villa de Cura
Coordinates: 10°02′18″N 67°29′21″W / 10.03833°N 67.48917°W / 10.03833; -67.48917Coordinates: 10°02′18″N 67°29′21″W / 10.03833°N 67.48917°W / 10.03833; -67.48917
Country  Venezuela
State Aragua
Municipality Zamora Municipality
Founded 25 May 1722
Elevation 526 m (1,726 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 73,762
 • Demonym Villacurano/a
Time zone VST
Postal code 2126
Area code(s) 0244

Villa de Cura or Villa de San Luis Rey de Cura (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiʝa ðe san lwis rei ðe ˈkuɾa]) is the main town in the Zamora district of the Aragua state in Venezuela.

A small town, very dry between October and April and rainy during the rest of the year, it is best known in Venezuela for being the cradle of one of the best all-male children choirs in the country, niños cantores de villa de cura. They also sell some lovely "Chicharron", Cachapas, and cebada nearby, all local foods.

Villa de Cura is the home town to some popular Venezuelan legends. Amador Bendayán, former host of Sábado Sensacional.

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