Cities in America – Cities in Argentina – Cordoba City

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C贸rdoba, city in central Argentina, capital of C贸rdoba Province, on the R铆o Primero. The city is an important rail and manufacturing center and has a large trade in cattle and cattle products, wool, fruit, and vegetables. C贸rdoba has a aircraft factory, automobile麓’s plants, and plants producing plastics and building materials. The city is the site of the National University of C贸rdoba, founded by the Jesuits in 1613; the National Academy of C贸rdoba; an astronomical observatory; and the National Meteorological Institute. The beautiful hill country to the north and south of C贸rdoba is a popular summer vacation area.

C贸rdoba was founded in 1573 by the Spaniard Jer贸nimo Luis de Cabrera and was long noted as a center of learning and piety. For 200 years the Jesuits made the city one of their headquarters in South America. At one time C贸rdoba was the capital of the Spanish colonial province of Tucum谩n.

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