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Villa de Maria del Rio Seco

Villa de Maria del Rio Seco is a town in the province of Cordoba, Argentina. It has 3,819 inhabitants per the , and is the head town of the Rio Seco Department. It lies in the north of the province, by National Route 9, about south of the provincial border with Santiago del Estero and north-northeast of the provincial capital Cordoba.

Villa de Maria was founded in 1796 or 1797 by the Marquis Rafael de Sobremonte (then to be Viceroy of the Rio de la Plata), with the name of Rio Seco. Its name was changed to the current one by provincial governor Roque Ferreira on 26 May 1858.

The town was the birthplace of the poet Leopoldo Lugones (18741938), whose childhood house is today a museum and a National Historic Monument. The area was also the stage of the assassination of the caudillo of Entre Rios Province Francisco Ramirez, in 1821.

Villa de Maria currently holds the record for the highest air temperature ever recorded in South America. On the 2nd January 1920 air temperatures reached in the shade.

External links

Villa de Maria at Enjoy-Argentina.org.

Villa de Maria del Rio Seco at TurismoCordoba.com.ar.

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