Villa Carlos Paz
|Villa Carlos Paz|
View of the city from Cerro de la Cruz
|Founded||July 16, 1913|
|Founded by||Carlos Nicandro Paz|
|• Mayor||Esteban A. Aviles|
|• Total||26.63 km2 (10.28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||643 m (2,110 ft)|
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
|Dialing code||+54 3541|
Villa Carlos Paz (locally: [ˈbiʝa ˈkarlos ˈpas]) is a city in the center-north of the province of Córdoba, Argentina, in the south of the Punilla Valley, lying on the western slope of the Sierras Chicas. It has a population of about 56,000 as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. The area of Punilla is a major tourist destination on the national level, and Villa Carlos Paz is in turn the most important city of Punilla, favoured by its closeness (36 km (22 mi)) to the populous Córdoba City, the capital of the province. Popular tourist activities include bathing in one of the many rivers, fishing, evening shows, kite surfing, windsurfing, hiking and mountain biking.
Villa Carlos Paz is located on the southern shore of the San Roque Lake. It is crossed by the San Antonio River and the Los Chorrillos Stream. The city was founded by the rancher Carlos Nicandro Paz in 1913.
Twin towns — Sister cities
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In 2012, an Argentinian dog named Capitán was reported to have sat every evening for six years on his owner's grave. This was compounded by the fact that the family had never brought the dog to the graveyard and the dog had managed to find it himself. The municipal cemetery’s director, Héctor Baccega, said that the first time he saw the dog, he arrived at the cemetery alone. The dog then did a couple of laps around the place before finding his master’s grave — all on his own. He arrives each day at 6:00 p.m.
- Wells, Charlie (September 13, 2012). "Argentinian dog stays by his master’s grave for six years". New York Daily News (Villa Carlos Paz). Retrieved January 4, 2013.
- Roper, Matt (13 September 2012). "Loyal dog ran away from home to find his dead master's grave - and has stayed by its side for six years". Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- Kindelan, Katie (September 14, 2012). "Loyal Dog Spends Six Years at Master’s Grave" (video). ABC News. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- Eims, Penny (September 13, 2012). "Loyal dog stays by owner's grave for six years in Argentina". Examiner.com.
- Pfeiffer, Eric (September 13, 2012). "Dog stands guard over deceased owner’s grave for six years". The Sideshow (Yahoo! News). Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- "Dog Runs Away From Home To Stay By Dead Owner’s Grave For 6 Years". Carlos Paz, Argentina: LaVoz.com.ar/CBS Seattle. September 14, 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
- Complete Tourist Guide website
- Official website
- Tourism Carlos Paz from abroad