Carhué

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Carhué
town
Carhué is located in Argentina
Carhué
Carhué
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 37°10′46.52″S 62°45′36.29″W / 37.1795889°S 62.7600806°W / -37.1795889; -62.7600806Coordinates: 37°10′46.52″S 62°45′36.29″W / 37.1795889°S 62.7600806°W / -37.1795889; -62.7600806
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires Buenos Aires province flag.png
Partido Adolfo Alsina
Founded 1877
Elevation 107 m (351 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,245
 • Density 2.77/km2 (7.2/sq mi)
CPA Base B 6430
Area code(s) +54 9236
Climate Cfa

Carhué is an Argentine town in the Province of Buenos Aires, head of the Municipality (Partido) of Adolfo Alsina. Carhué is 561 km (349 mi) to the west of the city of La Plata and 520 km (323 mi) from Buenos Aires. The city is a tourist destination famous for the thermal waters of Laguna Epecuén, located 8 km (5 mi) from the city.

Carhué was founded in 1877 and declared a city in 1949.

Translation of Carhué[edit]

In the Mapuche language, Carhué means "Green Land" (CAR: from Green, and HUÉ: Land or Place).

Villa Epecuén[edit]

Main article: Villa Epecuén

Located several kilometres to the north of the town is Villa Epecuén, a former resort town that developed in the 1920s. The town was submerged by the lake in 1985, but the waters began to recede in 2009 and the town's ruins became visible. The area is accessible by road from Carhué.

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