Villa Carlos Paz

Villa Carlos Paz
View of the city from Cerro de la Cruz
View of the city from Cerro de la Cruz
Villa Carlos Paz is located in Argentina
Villa Carlos Paz
Villa Carlos Paz
Location of Villa Carlos Paz in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°24′S 64°31′W / 31°24′S 64°31′W / -31.400; -64.517Córdoba
DepartmentPunilla
FoundedJuly 16, 1913
Founded byCarlos Nicandro Paz
Government
 • MayorEsteban A. Aviles
Area
 • Total26.63 km2 (10.28 sq mi)
Elevation
643 m (2,110 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total75,315
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
X5152
Official website

Villa Carlos Paz (locally [ˈbiʝa ˈkaɾlos 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 themany rivers, fishing, evening shows, kite surfing, windsurfing, hiking and mountain biking.

Geography

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.

The Hang suspension bridges road was built in 1918 to link the town to the Valley Traslasierra. This was replaced in the 1950s by the Camino de las Altas Cumbres.