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Cordoba (the Argentine Republic)

Official web page:

 

http://www.cordoba.gov.ar/

 

Geographical location

 

The city of Córdoba is located in the centre of Argentina. This is the capital of a province and is situated in one of the richest zones. One of the city’s most significant advantages is its having good connections with big cities of the world. The city is also equally-spaced from ports of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with ground and air communications.

 

History

 

Don Jeronimo Louis de Cabrera found a city “Córdoba de la Nueva Andalucía” in July 6, 1573, which since that time became the capital of the province Córdoba and an active economical centre of the country’s Central Region. The city gained a regional status in colonial times, when its strategic location made it a necessary trade route between Peru and Buenos Aires. Years later the city became a cultural centre under the influence of the Jesuits and other religious orders, being the first, which had its university and seven churches by the XVIIth century. During the XXth century the province and the city of Córdoba were the main spectators of historical and political events, which lead to national reforms. Great thinkers and intellectuals, recognized in the world, graduated from Córdoba’s schools.

 

Economy

 

Córdoba is the most important city in the province; it has many industries with machine-building plants, food products, marketing and services sector, which is its most significant activity. During the last several years there was a leap in the IT and telecommunications.

Other important sectors are chemical, plastic industries and mining operations.

 

Education

 

Universities are supplemented with numerous higher institutes and two world-class Academies of Sciences:

· National University of Córdoba – UNC;

· Catholic University of Córdoba – UCC;

· University of the XXI century – UE21;

· National Technological University of Córdoba – UTN;

· Air University – IAE;

· Large library (“Biblioteca Mayor”);

· Scientific and technological institutes;

· National Institute of Industrial Technology – INTI;

· National Institute of Agricultural technology – INTA.

 

Places of interest

 

Córdoba has many historical monuments left over from the colonial era. In the centre, near the San Martín square, is the Jesuit Cathedral, whose altar is made of stone and silver from Potosí. Every ornament inside is made of gold and the roof is all painted with different images from the Bible. Another important building is the Cabildo (colonial government house), located next to the church. The Jesuit Block, the Monserrat School, the University and the church of the Society of Jesus are located in Córdoba.

 

Areas of cooperation between twin-cities

 

The agreement on establishment of twinning relationship between the city of Córdoba, Province of Córdoba, the Argentine Republic and the city ofIzhevsk, the Udmurt Republic, the Russian Federation was signed on June 13, 2006.

 

The principal areas of the cooperation:

· Cooperation between the universities;

· Exchange of experience of local self-government.

 

The principal areas of the cooperation:

· Development of economical relations;

· Exchange of cultural delegations;

· Organization of photo exhibitions.

04.06.2013
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