Villa de Cura

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Villa de Cura
Villa de San Luis Rey de Cura
Villa de Cura is located in Venezuela
Villa de Cura
Villa de Cura
Coordinates: 10°02′18″N 67°29′21″W / 10.03833°N 67.48917°W / 10.03833; -67.48917
Country  Venezuela
State Aragua
Municipality Zamora Municipality
Founded 25 May 1722
Area
 • Total 22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Elevation 526 m (1,726 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 89,364
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
 • Demonym Villacurano/a
Time zone VST
Postal code 2126
Area code(s) 0244

Villa de Cura or Villa de San Luis Rey de Cura (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiʝa ðe san lwis rei ðe ˈkuɾa]) is the main town in the Zamora district of the Aragua state in Venezuela.

A small town, very dry between the months of October and April and rainy during the rest of the year, it is best known in Venezuela for being the cradle of one of the best all-male children choirs in the country, Niños Cantores de Villa de Cura (Villa de Cura Choirboys). The tiny town is also well known by its chicharrones and cachapas, all local foods.

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