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|Department :||San Javier|
|Mayor:||Héctor Atilio Zani, UPC|
|Postal code :||X5870|
|Villa Dolores website|
Villa Dolores is a city in central Argentina . It is located in the west of the province of Córdoba in the department of San Javier and has a population of 29,854 including its suburbs (2010, INDEC ).
Villa Dolores is located in the Valle de Traslasierra , a north-south extending valley in the Sierras de Córdoba , which is located between the Sierra Grande and the Sierra de Pocho. The surrounding area is covered by Monte , a bush forest. Villa Dolores has a semi-arid, temperate climate with warm, relatively humid summers and very mild winters with almost no precipitation.
History / politics
In 2003, the presidential candidate Adolfo Rodríguez Saá made the proposal during the election campaign to move the capital of Argentina from Buenos Aires to Villa Dolores, Villa María or Río Cuarto . Since Rodríguez Saá lost the election, the project was never implemented.
There are several touristic places in the area around Villa Dolores. The best known is Merlo , which is already in the province of San Luis . Other tourist centers in the region are San Javier (starting point for climbing Cerro Champaquí ) and the towns of Nono and Mina Clavero further north . Another attraction is the Ingeniero Medina Allende reservoir , also known as Dique la Viña.
sons and daughters of the town
- Luis Alberto Ammann (* 1942), writer, journalist and politician