Cosquín, Argentina

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Cosquín is a small town in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, located about 52 km (32 mi) from the city of Córdoba, and 783 km (487 mi) from Buenos Aires. It had about 57,000 inhabitants at the 2010 census [INDEC]. It is the head town of the Punilla Department, and is located on the banks of the Cosquín River, and on the foot of a small mountain (Cerro Pan de Azúcar).

Cosquín
people swimming in a river
Country Argentina
Province Córdoba
DepartmentPunilla
Government
 • MayorGabriel Musso (Frente Vecinal Proyecto Cosquin)
Area
 • Total2.479.210 km2 (0.957 sq mi)
Elevation
719 m (2,359 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total57,458
 • Density23,000/km2 (60,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
X5166
Dialing code+549 03541
WebsiteOfficial website

Cosquín is the oldest town in the scenic Punilla Valley; the region was already populated by the 16th century. Cosquín was officially founded with the title of villa (town) on 4 August 1876, and declared a city on 26 August 1939.

In the past, the region of Cosquín was appreciated for its benign climate, recommended by physicians for pulmonary ailments, and a whole industry of hospitals and therapeutic establishments appeared in order to provide services to patients from Argentina and even other countries. As the popularity of this kind of treatment decreased, the economy of Cosquín became more focused on tourism.

Since 1961, Cosquín hosts an annual National Folklore Festival, which receives around 100,000 visitors [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aquí Cosquín Archived 2010-01-16 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)

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