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Cosquin, Cordoba

Cosquin is a small town in the , located about 52 km from the city of Cordoba, and 783 km from Buenos Aires. It has about 19,000 inhabitants as of the . It is the head town of the Punilla Department, and is located on the banks of the Cosquin River, and on the foot of a small mountain (Cerro Pan de Azucar).

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

In the past, the region of Cosquin 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 Cosquin became more focused on tourism.

Since 1961, Cosquin hosts an annual National Folklore Festival, which receives around 100,000 visitors.


In Spanish unless otherwise noted.

Villa Carlos Paz and Valle de Punilla

Cosquin - Tourism portal.

Cosquin Turismo - Tourism portal.

Valle de Punilla - Tourism portal.

WelcomeArgentina.com - Tourism portal (in English).

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