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Area: 165,321 KM2
Capital City: Córdoba.
Main Cities: Río Cuarto, Villa Carlos Paz,Villa María, San Francisco, Jesús María, Cosquín, Alta
Gracia, Río Tercero, Villa Nueva, Bell-Ville, Marcos Júarez, Arroyito.
The province of Córdoba is located in the central region of Argentina. It is bounded by the
provinces of Catamarca and Santiago del Estero (north); the
provinces of Santa Fe and Buenos Aires (east); the provinces
of Buenos Aires and La Pampa (south), and
the provinces of San Luis, La Rioja
and Catamarca (west).
Córdoba has a total area of 165,321 square kilometers (4% of the whole country), where two morphological areas can be
clearly distinguished: the sierras sector in the west and the other, basically flat, in the east, both areas accounting for
the variety of ambients existing in the province. It is comprised within the temperate region, with average temperatures ranging
from 30°C/86°F to 10°C/50°F, the four seasons being clearly differentiated.
The eastern and southern regions share the Pampean productive structure, trading in grains and meat, both in
domestic and foreign markets. On the other hand, since the 50s an important industrial belt around the capital has
been developing, concentrating the manufacture of transport material, manufacture and assembling of automobiles, parts
and components, as well as tractors, engines and motors. There are also important industrial centers in San Francisco, Villa María
and Río Cuarto, mainly dealing in metallurgy and agroindustry.
Sunset at Embalse. Photo: Miguel Coranti
Weather Conditions at Córdoba
Weather Conditions at Laboulaye
Weather Conditions at Marcos Júarez
Weather Conditions at Río Cuarto
Weather Conditions at Villa Dolores
The Province of Cordoba welcomes the traveller with its privileged climate. It is located on one of the territories with the kindest
climate within Argentina. Its weather conditions can only be described as 'Mediterranean', whereas its eastern borderline is 480 kilometres
away from the Atlantic Ocean and its western edge is 520 kilometres from the Pacific Ocean.
During the summer season the days are warm but the nights display a pleasant temperature decrease. It gets drier during
winters, although it never gets badly cold. The annual average temperatures are approximately between 16° C and 17° C. Temperatures
could vary throughout the year within a range in between 14 and 15° C.
Rain amounts hardly surpass 500 cubic millimetres by the year. What is more, during the summer season it could be of
800 mm3, let alone the north western zone of the province, where rain levels hardly exceed the mark of 200 cubic millimetres a year. Eastern
and western winds are rare, short-lived and weak.
Political Organization and Demographic Structure:
This province, the capital of which is Córdoba, is divided into 26 political departments and 248 municipalities
having political, economic, financial and institutional autonomy.
Average annual growth rate is 13‰, while density amounts to 17 inhabitants per sq km. Urban population represents 86%. (2001).
In 1994, the primary sector, basically made up of agricultural and livestock exports, contributed 11% to the value added of
the total supply of goods and services. The secondary sector generated 31%, and the remaining 58% of the global economic
activity corresponds to the supply of financial, transport and communications, trade, tourism, and government services.
Córdoba´s economy is based on agricultural productions of the Pampean kind and on a diversified industrial structure, having
a considerable share in Argentina’s foreign trade.
The primary specialization in oilseeds, cereals and cattle is associated with transformation
industries (flour mills, oils, cold-storage plants and dairy products) as well as with automotive industry, capital assets, non
metallic minerals manufactures (cement and granite) and furniture, all important at national level.
Córdoba Province is a synthesis of the Argentine reality. Its territory is characterised by the presence of plains, mountains, rivers, lakes
and a great variety in vegetation. Its capital city has become a true Latin American metropolis. However, there still exist small traditional
settlements in the northern area.
The cordobese cultural contributions have been of great importance in the development of culture in Argentina.
Tourist attractiveness is chiefly based on the Folk Music Festival of Cosquín, the Beer
Festival in Villa General Belgrano, Villa Carlos Paz on the coast of San Roque lake, Córdoba City:, Colonia Caroya
and Quebrada del
Condorito National Park, Punilla Valley, Calamuchita,
Northwest Region, Sierras del Sur,
Sierras Chicas, Mar Chiquita Lagoon.
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