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Cruz del Eje


Cruz del Eje is a city in the . It has about 28,000 inhabitants as of the . It is the head town of the department of the same name, which has a population of about 52,000.

The area of the city was originally inhabited by Comechingon aboriginals, which were thoroughly displaced or exterminated by the Spanish conquistadores by the end of the 17th century. The first official owner of the lands was Francisco de Baigorri, as recorded on 1735-09-22, which is taken as the foundation date of the city.

The settlement was linked by a road to the provincial capital, Cordoba, in 1878, and it was declared a municipality on 1890-05-08; at the time it had about 4,000 inhabitants. On the latter year the train station was also opened. Cruz del Eje's position as a railroad node would lead to a rapid growth in importance, until the dismantlement of the railway workshops in the 1970s.

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Portal of the city

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