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; -64.517
Country   Argentina
Province   Córdoba
Department Punilla
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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 75,315
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zone ART ( UTC-3)
CPA base X5152
Dialing code +54 3541
Website Official website

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.

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.