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Oncativo is located in Argentina
Location of Oncativo in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°55′S 63°40′W / 31.917°S 63.667°W / -31.917; -63.667Coordinates: 31°55′S 63°40′W / 31.917°S 63.667°W / -31.917; -63.667
Country Argentina
Province Córdoba
DepartmentRío Segundo
Elevation287 m (942 ft)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total12,660
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA baseX5986
Dialing code+54 3572

Oncativo is a city in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. It has 12,660 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is located near the center of the province, 76 km south-southeast from the provincial capital Córdoba City and 64 north-northwest from Villa María, by National Route 9.

Although the town had no official foundation, it is considered that it began with the arrival of the railway line and especially with the opening for public use of the train station of the Ferrocarril Central Argentino, 1 September 1869.

The area of the present-day city was the stage of the Battle of Oncativo, between the forces of generals Juan Facundo Quiroga and José María Paz, in 1830.