Place:Córdoba, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain


Alt namesColonia Patriciasource: GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 9952
Cordobasource: GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
Cordovasource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 626; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Cordubasource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 204; GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 9952
Córdobasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Córdovasource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 204
Karmonasource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 346
Coordinates37.88°N 4.77°W
Located inCórdoba, Andalucía, Spain
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Córdoba, or Cordova in English, is a city in Andalusia, Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. It is the third most populated municipality in Andalusia and the 11th overall in the country.

The city primarily lies on the right bank of the Guadalquivir, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Once a Roman settlement, it was taken over by the Visigoths, followed by the Muslim conquests in the eighth century and later becoming the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba. During these Muslim periods, Córdoba was transformed into a world leading center of education and learning, producing figures such as Averroes, Ibn Hazm, and Al-Zahrawi, and by the 10th century it had grown to be the second-largest city in Europe.[1] Following the Christian conquest in 1236, it became part of the Crown of Castile.

Córdoba is home to notable examples of Moorish architecture such as the Mezquita-Catedral, which was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and is now a cathedral. The UNESCO status has since been expanded to encompass the whole historic centre of Córdoba, Medina-Azahara and Festival de los Patios. Córdoba has more World Heritage Sites than anywhere in the world, with four. Much of this architecture, such as the Alcázar and the Roman bridge has been reworked or reconstructed by the city's successive inhabitants.

Córdoba has the highest summer temperatures in Spain and Europe, with average high temperatures around in July and August.

History of Córdoba

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