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Dean Funes


Dean Funes is a city in the province of Cordoba, Argentina. It has 20,164 inhabitants per the , and is the head town of the Ischilin Department. It is the largest city in the northwest of the province. It lies by National Route 60, 118 km from the provincial capital Cordoba.

The settlement was founded as Villa de Dean Funes on 9 March 1875, when the Ferrocarril Central Norte from Cordoba reached the area. It received its name honouring Gregorio Funes, a writer and deacon of the Archdiocese of Cordoba who was a deputy to the Junta Grande after the May Revolution of 1810. It received a strong wave of immigration, chiefly made up of Spaniards, Italians, people from Arab countries, and Yugoslavians. The town was officially declared a city on 29 October 1929.

The city hosts the Northern Cordoba Tradition Festival annually on the first half of January.

References

Municipality of Dean Funes Official website.

Dean Funes at LiveArgentina.com.

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