Portal:Córdoba

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Córdoba

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Córdoba (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkorðoβa]) is a city located near the geographical center of Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas on the Suquía River, about 700 km (435 mi) northwest of Buenos Aires. It is the capital of Córdoba Province. Córdoba is the second-largest city in Argentina after the federal capital Buenos Aires, with about 1.3 million inhabitants according to the 2001 census. The city was founded on 6 July 1573 by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, who named it after Córdoba, Spain. It was one of the first Spanish colonial capitals of the region that is now Argentina (the older city was Santiago del Estero, founded in 1553). The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba is the oldest university in Argentina. It was founded in 1613 by the Jesuit Order.

Córdoba has many historical monuments preserved from the times of Spanish colonialism, especially buildings of the Roman Catholic Church. The most recognizable is perhaps the Jesuit Block (Spanish: Manzana Jesuítica), declared in 2000 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO[1] which consists of a group of buildings dating from the 17th century, including the Montserrat School and the colonial university campus (today the historical museum of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, which since the early 20th century has been the second-largest in the country (after the University of Buenos Aires) in terms of the number of students, faculty, and academic programs.

As the location of the first university founded in the land that is now Argentina, Córdoba has earned the nickname La Docta (roughly translated, "The Learned one"). Read more

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The Córdoba Metro is a project that will, according to its proponents, serve the Argentine city of Córdoba through an 18.5 kilometres (11.5 mi) metro network. The metro system would become the second in Argentina along with the Buenos Aires Metro. On December 10, 2007, the Secretary of Transport and Traffic of the Argentine Municipality announced an initiative of the Iecsa/Gela companies to build an underground system in the City of Córdoba. The announcement was made after a meeting with the Argentine Secretary of Transport, Ricardo Jaime and, on December 14, the municipality commenced Technical and Financial Feasibility studies.


Selected biography

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Luis Alberto Juez (born September 13, 1963) is an Argentine politician who served as Mayor of the City of Córdoba and was later elected to the Senate. He was born in Córdoba, Argentina, to Adela Losada, the daughter of Spanish Argentine immigrants form La Coruña, and Gabriel Juez, the son of Arab Argentine immigrants from Syria. Encouraged by his father, a former Army officer, Juez studied at the General Paz Military Lyceum, though he ultimately opted against a military career, and enrolled at the National University of Córdoba. Juez, whose father had been jailed by the dictatorship that overthrew President Juan Perón in 1955, was active in the Peronist Youth, earning a juris doctor in 1985. He married the former Victoria Corte in 1992, and they had four children.


In the news

October 10, 2012: Governor José Manuel de la Sota criticized in the Crongress the proposed bill for the 2013 budget, reporting that Córdoba has been excluded from it.La Voz Del Interior


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Coral State, intelligent building located in Cordoba, Argentina.

 

Did you know...

...That the original Córdoba Cabildo was smaller, and it was expanded to its current size in the 18th century?
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