Cruz del Eje Department

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Cruz del Eje Department
Departamento Cruz del Eje
Location of Cruz del Eje Department in Córdoba Province
Location of Cruz del Eje Department in Córdoba Province
Coordinates: 30°43′S 64°44′W / 30.717°S 64.733°W / -30.717; -64.733Coordinates: 30°43′S 64°44′W / 30.717°S 64.733°W / -30.717; -64.733
Country  Argentina
Province  Córdoba
Capital Cruz del Eje
 • Total 6,653 km2 (2,569 sq mi)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 52,172
 • Density 7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Pop. change    (1991-2001) +7.24%
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
Postal code X5280
Dialing code 03549
Distances to  
Buenos Aires 861 km (535 mi)
Córdoba 151 km (94 mi)

Cruz del Eje Department is a department of Córdoba Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 52,172 inhabitants in an area of 6,653 km², and its capital city is Cruz del Eje, which is located around 861 km from Capital Federal.


  • Alto de Los Quebrachos
  • Bañado de Soto
  • Cruz de Caña
  • Cruz del Eje
  • El Brete
  • Guanaco Muerto
  • La Batea
  • La Higuera
  • Las Cañadas
  • Las Playas
  • Los Chañaritos
  • Media Naranja
  • Paso Viejo
  • San Marcos Sierras
  • Serrezuela
  • Tuclame
  • Villa de Soto

1908 earthquake[edit]

On September 22, 1908 the region was struck by an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale. The epicentre was around 30°30′0″S 64°30′0″W / 30.50000°S 64.50000°W / -30.50000; -64.50000 and it was felt as far as 100 km away.