Villaguay

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Villaguay
Flag of Villaguay
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Coat of arms of Villaguay
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Villaguay is located in Argentina
Villaguay
Villaguay
Location of Villaguay in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°51′S 59°1′W / 31.850°S 59.017°W / -31.850; -59.017Coordinates: 31°51′S 59°1′W / 31.850°S 59.017°W / -31.850; -59.017
Country Argentina
Province Entre Ríos
DepartmentVillaguay
FoundedNovember 20, 1823
Government
 • MayorClaudia Monjo (Renovator Front)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total49,445
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
E3240
Dialing code+54 3455
WebsiteOfficial website

Villaguay is a city in the province of Entre Ríos in the Argentine Mesopotamia. It has about 49,000 inhabitants as of the census 2010 and is the head town of the department of the same name.

The city lies near the geographic center of the province, east of the Gualeguay River, on National Route 18 (which links it to Paraná, the provincial capital, located 155 km to the west, and to Concordia, 120 km east); the area is served by Villaguay Aerodrome (ICAO: SAAU) at 31°51′S 59°5′W / 31.850°S 59.083°W / -31.850; -59.083.

The earliest records of European settlement date to 1790. In the nineteenth century, Spanish, Jewish, French, Italian, Volga German, and Belgian communities were established in the area. In 1873, Villaguay, previously administered by military commanders, became a municipality.

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