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Cordoba Facts and Figures

Cordoba is the largest city and the capital of the Province of Cordoba. Córdoba24 listed several interesting facts and figures of one of the most remarkable metropolises throughout the Iberian peninsula. Whether or not you know all of these facts, you will be surprised.

Cordoba looks back at more than two thousand years of history. The city was founded by the Romans 169 B. C.

At one time, Cordoba was the world’s largest city counting about one million residents.

Cordoba is the only city in the world to host four world cultural heritage sites. More Information

Cordoba was a spot of peaceful coexistence of three different cultures: Jews, Muslims and Christians.

Cordoba’s Mezquita is the largest mosque in the entire world, as well as the world’s largest temple.

Cordoba has tuneful surnames such as “Constantinople of the Occident” or “Pearl of Moorish Spain”.

Cordoba has about 330,000 residents making it the tenth largest city of the Spanish mainland and the third largest city of Andalusia.

The so called Casco Viejo, Cordoba’s historic quarter including the Judería, is known as largest old town area in Spain.

The annual Cordoba Guitar Festival is among the most significant events of its kind in the world.

Cordoba’s Botanical garden harbors the only museum in Spain that is dealing with the human relationship to plants.

Cordoba is world renowned for its leather manufacturing sites and silversmiths.

Cordoba is the place of birth of the grand Roman philosopher Seneca.

In Cordoba summer temperatures often reach more than 40 Celsius degrees (102 F).

Out of Córdoba there are the world’s largest olive plantations.

It is a popular saying that the prettiest women of Spain are natives of Cordoba.

The city of Cordoba shares its name with, but not limited to, several other cities: Cities known as Cordoba are in Argentina, as well as in Mexico. In Argentina and Colombia there are homonymous provinces, as well. Nicaragua’s currency has the name Cordoba. A model type of the national car maker Seat is named Cordoba. Furthermore, in the U.S. There are several cities having the American name of Cordoba: Cordova.

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