Villa María

Villa María is a city in Córdoba Province, Argentina, and the head town of the General San Martín Department. It is located in the center of rich agricultural land. The area leads the country in production of milk[citation needed]. The city has a population of 72,162 per the 2001 census [INDEC] (Greater Villa María: 119,000), which makes it the third largest city in the province.

Villa María
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Villa María is located in Córdoba Province
Villa María
Villa María
Location of Villa María in Argentina
Villa María is located in Argentina
Villa María
Villa María
Villa María (Argentina)
Coordinates: 32°24′37″S 63°13′53″W / 32.41028°S 63.23139°W / -32.41028; -63.23139Coordinates: 32°24′37″S 63°13′53″W / 32.41028°S 63.23139°W / -32.41028; -63.23139
Country Argentina
Province Córdoba
DepartmentGeneral San Martín
FoundedSeptember 27, 1867
Founded byManuel Anselmo Ocampo
 • MayorMartín Rodrigo Gill (Frente Por la Victoria)
196 m (643 ft)
 (2010 census)
 • Total79,356
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
Dialing code+54 353
WebsiteOfficial website
Plaza Centenario

The city lies 137 km southeast from the provincial capital, on the left bank of the Tercero River, near the geographical center of Argentina, at the intersection of National Routes 9 and 158, and right next to the Cordoba-Buenos Aires Highway, one of the nation's most important communication arteries.

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