Cordoba

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Cordoba
Cordoba
City
Flag
Flag
CountryLatina
 • ProvinceSierra Ponente
Location of Cordoba in Latina
Location of Cordoba in Latina
Ethnic Groups
(2015)
Latinians (89%), Natives (3%), Other (8%)
NationalitiesLatinans (92%), Other (8%)
DemonymCodobians
Government
 • MayorFerdinando Munoz
 • Vice MayorMaria Ramirez
Area
 • Total1 874.96 km2
 • Urban1 000 km2
 • Rural874 km2
Elevation0 - 309 m
Population
 • Estimate (2020)5 700 000
 • Census (2015)5 674 865
 • Density3 027/km2
Postal Code2101 - 2158
Telephone Code021
Metro12 lines
Tram20 lines
Websitecordoba.lc
Streetart in Cordoba

Cordoba is the second greatest city of Latina with 5 674 865 inhabitants. The town is the capital of the province of "Sierra Ponente" and the greatest city in western Latina. Since April 2016 the city of Cordoba is an own province of Latina, but still too the capital of Sierra Ponente, because the town lays like an island in the area of this province.

The flag of the town shows the connection to the sea - blue with a white wave.

In Cordoba is the oldest university of Latina (founded 1513), a great operahouse and lots of theaters. As cultural center the city is the second town in Latina after Latina (Cidudad) itself. Well known is Cordoba for many objects of art in the public streetroom. On the other hand the life in cordoba can be lazy at the beaches at the western shore.

Important too is Cordoba for his harbour and the industry in and around the city.

History

History or urbanisation

First urbanisized part of the town is the left part of the center (Barrio 2 - Cathedral), founded 1509 in a relative wide area - at the beginning with many open space as a quadrate of 2.5 * 2.5 km (6.25 km²) and sourrounded by broad channels as harbourfront.

Second part of the town is the Barrio # 1 (Alameda Veja). The center at the right side of the river (now Barrio 3 and 4) is founded 1665, as the first both Barrios was full with houses. Til 1700 this area was full urbanisized and after 1730 the first houses are build outside this area.

In the 1840-ies, with the upcoming of railways, were urbanisized the barrios 5 to 8 at the station and north of the old town. The barrios 1 to 8 is til today seen as "inner town" and are connected in the district ("Delegation") Centro

The now barrio # 41 (Cigüeñas - means storks) was at that time a wide area of wetland on the south side of the river, where this storks are living. But here the new harbour of Cordoba was founded around 1850 and step by step this area was full of buildings. Since the 1880-ies the urbanisation reaches the old villages of Alvor, Baja Juniper, Virgen del Mayo and Jacinto. In this time parallel with the town grow a net of horsetrams, since 1895 of electric streetcars.

Gouvernement

Cordoba was til 2016-03-31 an own cantone in the province of Sierra Ponente and the capital of the province. For the gouvernement of the town (and formerly cantone of the province Sierra Ponente) is used the town-hall ("Ayuntamento") in the barrio # 2. Now in the Ayuntamento too is the cortes of the province of Cordoba.

For the gouvernement of the province Sierra Ponente is used still the "Cortes de Province" in the barrio # 31.

Suburbs

Since 2016-04-01 the formerly 22 suburbs are new organisized and most made smaller for better citizen-service. Cordoba now is divided in 48 suburbs, named "barrios", numbered from # 1 to # 58 with gaps in the sequence of numbers. Postal Code is always 210. or 21.. and the number of the suburb (always 4 numerals 2101 to 2158). Government and some greater organisations have postalcodes from 2160 to maximal 2199 and the numbers ending at 21x0.

Like in Latina (Ciudad) always for some barrios are connected to a "Delegation" (district). For each district are local courts in service.

To see the boundaries of a suburb or a delegation please click at the link to the relation.


Delegation "Centro"

Number Name ingerish to city inhabitants km² density relation remark
1 Alameda Veja Old Alley 1516 88 191 12.23 7 211 [1] second part of city
2 Cathedral cathedrale 1509 [2] 0ldest part of city
3 Rambla Promenade 1631 94 598 14.48 6 533 [3]
4 Monbijou my treasure 1665 [4]
5 Santa Fe 1720 [5]
6 La Paz the peace 1840 [6]
7 Estacion Station 1840 264 936 22.87 11 620 [7] commercial
8 Universidad University 1844 189 285 19.25 9 833 [8]
00 Delegation Centro 1 138 864 137.62 8 275

Delegation "Oueste"

Number Name ingerish to city inhabitants km² density relation remark
11 Uletha the continent 1870 [9] streetnames are ulethian countries
12 Alvor 1870 455 785 37.69 12 093 [10] formerly own village
13 Andrade 1880 220 053 93.56 2 352 [11]
14 Ruta de Tormoz road to Tormoz 1890 [12]
15 Parque ingles english park 1870 [13]
16 Mirador viewing point 1880 133 886 100.97 [14]
17 Langosta shrimps 1895 [15]
10 Delegation Oueste

Delegation "Juniper"

Number Name ingerish to city inhabitants km² density relation remark
21 Brigantes the football club 1870 [16]
22 Ampere 1870 [17] area around the Avenida Ampere
23 Juniper Grand Via 1860 [18]
24 Juniper Baja Lower Juniper 1889 80 178 43.94 1 824 [19]
24 Juniper Alta Upper Juniper 1890 74 823 63.29 1 182 [20]
26 Campo Gallo Cocs Field 1900 137 236 76.54 1 793 [21]
27 Campo Luciérnaga field of glow-worms 1890 [22]
28 Villa Villa 1894 194 556 106.84 1 821 [23]
20 Delegation Juniper

Delegation "Norte"

Number Name ingerish to city inhabitants km² density relation remark
31 Ferreteria Iron goods 1810 [24]
32 Oxiadete 1810 429 027 35.95 11 934 [25]
33 Ciudad los Parques Park town 1840 [26]
34 Flores flowers 1870 [27] streets have names after flowers
35 Virgen del Mayo may virgen 1840 518 616 89.54 5 792 [28]
36 Cidudad Lineal straight town 1930 [29] one of the projects of president Sapenas
37 Acacias 1910 [30]
38 Varela 1900 212 282 128.89 1 647 [31]
30 Delegation Norte

Delegation "Este"

Number Name ingerish to city inhabitants km² density relation remark
41 Cigüenas storks 1870 548 928 85.33 6 433 [32] named after the storks at the river-swamp
42 Triangolo triangle 1880 [33]
43 Pradera los Fiestas Common meadow 1890 [34]
44 Jacinto hyazinth 1875 [35]
45 Descubridores surveyors 1880 253 125 146.91 1 723 [36]
46 Consules roman consuls 1890 [37]
47 Elementos natural elements 1910 [38]
48 Monte Gripaldo 1900 200 365 109.25 1 834 [39]
49 Monte Carolinia 1910 [40]
40 Delegation Este

Delegation "Sur"

Number Name ingerish to city inhabitants km² density relation remark
51 Prazeres 1860 [41] Harbour quarter
52 Quilmes 1870 452 191 164.73 2 745 [42]
53 Cangrejos cancers 1880 [43]
54 Giaconda 1890 475 322 207.26 2 293 [44]
55 Cruz Labrador farmers cross 1900 [45]
56 Horquilla fork 1880 [46]
57 Paloma dove 1890 576 000 286.71 2 009 [47]
58 Jabalis wild swine 1900 [48]
50 Delegation Sur 1 503 513 658.70 2 282.5

Delegationes

Number Name ingerish inhabitants km² density court at relation remark
00 Centro center 1 138 864 137.62 8 275 81, Calle Museo Grande, Barrio # 1 [49] Oldest part of city
10 Oueste west [50]
20 Juniper 10, Avenida Charqueade, Barrio # 25 [51]
30 Norte north 750, Avenida Tres Angelos, Barrio # 35 [52]
40 Este east [53]
50 Sur south 1 503 513 658.70 2 282.5 1451, Avenida los Obreros, Barrio # 56 [54]
00 Port harbour 2 655 424.42
Ciudad Cordoba 5 674 865 1 874.96 3 027 Castello (Calle Muelle Vejo), Barrio # 4 [55]

Harbour

After Saguset Cordoba is the second greatest harbour at the southcoast of Latina. The international ferry to Orleans in Beaudrey starts at Tres Hermanos (SP) south of Cordoba via Motorway # 12.

Transportation

Streets

Cordoba is junctioned at the motorway # 1 (Latina - western bondary) and startpoint of the motorways# 11 (western coastline), # 12 (coastline of Sierra Ponente and to Latina (Cidudad)), # 14 (northwest boundary), # 15 (Du Bois), # 16 (Mendoza and Topahappan) and # 27 (Tunnel to Beaudry). The main-roads ## 40 and 67 run through Cordoba and roads ## 70 and 71 starts here.

Airport

Cordoba has in the southeast of the town an intercontinental airport, the third in Latina after Latina (Ciudad) and Porto Colon with the code "COR". They here speak from an "airport with heart". The airport is junctioned with the city through the "Cercania"-Line 140 (commuter-railway) with hi-speed.

Railways

1848 the railway from Cordoba to Latina (Ciudad) was opened. The first small station was build at the Plaza del Paz in the southwest of the present station. 1912 the new and greater Central Station was opened - together with the first metro-line in a tunnel in Cordoba. This station is a terminal-station. Only some suburb-lines ("Cercania") and the hi-speed-lines ## 1 and 2 run through the station.

The AVE hi-speed lines ## 1 and 2 from Latina (Cidudad) to the international tunnel to Beaudry and to the western frontier run over Cordoba Central Station and the AVE-line # 11 to Mendoza and Topahappan and # 15 to Du Bois starts there. To avoid a great bow around the town, the AVE-lines ## 1 and 2 run in a tunnel under the western city to the west.

The other railways starting from Cordoba have line-numers in the 600-ies.

Cercanias

Net of Cercania-lines in Cordoba

As other great cities in Latina Cordoba has a net of "Cercania"-lines for the local traffic. The lines have the RENFEL-Numbers 140 to 149. In most part of the net they run on own tracks apart from the other railways. The line 130 is a fast connection to the intercontinental airport of Cordoba.

Since 1997 the lines 130 and 131 run south of the main station through a tunnel under the Avenida La Paz and stops at the Central Station in a deep level platform. The older tracks of this both lines (on the map in grey) some years are not in use. Now run over the old cercania tracks two branches of the metro-line # 10 with a lot of new station.

The lines 132 to 139 starts and terminated at the Central Station (Estacion Central) at the tracks ## 1 to 6 at ground level.

In the limits of the city you can use the cercanias with the normal metro-cards of Cordoba. Out of the town-limits of Cordoba is to pay a special fare to the regulations of the RENFEL, the latinian railway-company.

At the stations Academia, Juniper Alta, Irigoyen and Orquideas it is possible, to change to the metro at the same platform.

Number Colour Way Lenght Stations Remarks
130 red Playa Pasolatico - Fimentes - La Paz - Estacion Central - Reaumur Junction - Aeroporto 92 km 24
131 red Tormoz - La Paz - Estacion Central - Reaumur Junction - Feria - Mibilatos 88 km
132 green Estacion Central - Juniper Alta - Charqueade 35 km
133 green Estacion Central - Juniper Alta - Ujdaz 58 km
134 orange Estacion Central - Ciervos - Gylas 37.5 km
135 orange Estacion Central - Ciervos - Meteoro 57 km
136 orange Estacion Central - Ciervos - Tandil 71 km
137 blue Estacion Central - Reaumur Junction - Cidudad Lineal - Oriol 77 km
138 blue Estacion Central - Reaumur Junction - Cidudad Lineal - Peroy 50 km
139 blue Estacion Central - Reaumur Junction - Cidudad Lineal - Chimenez 86 km

Metro and Streetcar

Cordoba has a net of 13 metro-lines with a net of 519.4 km lenght. First line was 1910 the line # 1 - an electricified elevated railway-line. Before the metro-net was build, Cordoba had a great net of streetcar-lines, from which only roundabout 20 have survived.

Details see mainarticle Cordoba Metro

Playa de Cordoba

Bus lines

Main bus lines in the city run under the numbers 30 to 99. Other bus-lines are numbered beginning at 100.

Worth to see

Work in progress This list is incomplete. It will be expanded in the future.

If you visit Cordoba, there is a lot to see - and a lot of places, where you can have pleasure. So Cordoba is a city with many tourists - from Latina itself or other countries. The town is proud, that 2013 the number of tourists reached 90 % of them in Latina (Cidudad) itself.

"Music is in the air" - is to say about Cordoba. From Jazz, Pop and more modern styles to a high level of classical you can hear, what you like - live and unplugged in many little clubs or in great houses with professional background. So many of now famous artist get the first applause in one of the small clubs of the old town or in Juniper Bajo in Cordoba.

Cordoba has - as generell in Latina - no closing time and so you can be active the whole night. Global Cordoba is seen as "young" city. Extraordinary fashion takes from here the way in the mainstream. Several Newspapers an magazines are published in Cordoba, read in the whole country. So without doubt Cordoba is the second town in the land, but with a more lazy athmosphere as Latina (Cidudad).

Object Barrio Metro Remarks
Ayuntamento 1 1.2.3.4.7 - Ayuntamento Townhall from 1894
Casa Wagner 14 7 - Wagner or Walkyre Operahouse for works of Richard Wagner
Castello 2 5.6.7.8 - Alameda Nuova Castell from 1511 to protect the harbour
Cathedrale 1 1.2.3.4.7 - Ayuntamento Main Church of 1572
Concerto Grande 4 5.6 - Boulevard greatest music-house of town (most classic)
Concerto Grosso 6 4 - Beethoven best place for classic music
Estacion Central 4 5.6.7.8.9 - Estacion Central main railway station with 24 tracks
Estadio Municipal 4 3.8 - Estadio for 100 000 visitors - sometimes plays of the football national-team
Fundamentes 1 1.2.3.4.7 - Ayuntamento Excavation at the place of old Cordoba University
Hippodrome 12 7 - Hippodrome the classical horse racing track
Hall of Fame 6 3 or 7 - Boulevard, Streetcar 10 best known for Pop, Rock and Jazz
Iglesia Virgen del Mayo 17 3 - Virgen del Mayo oldest church in Latina, in use since 1499
Monbijou Palace 2 8 - Muelle Vejo or Streetcar 26.28 Palace of former latinian viceking in town
Monte Gripaldo 18 309 m - a wunderful point to see over the town
Museo Grande 1 3.4.5.6 - Museo Grande Museum for town history and archaeology
Museo des Animalos praehistoricos 16 1 - Zoo Sauriers, Mammuths, Smilidons etc.
Museo los Coches 7 5.8 - Pradera des Fiestasp historic cars
Museo del Cultura popular 15 5 - Ayuntamento 15 Comics, Computer Art, Light installation etc.
Museo los Curiositas 6 2 - Curiositas pretty things, dolls, marionettes, table mats for beer etc.
Museo Ferrocarril 14 C 141 - Museo Ferrocarril railway and metro museum of Cordoba
Opera Cordoba 4 3.4.9 - Opera some say, better as in Latina
Playas 3 and 10 1 - diverse stations a long row of beaches at the northern shore
Universidad 5 7 - Universidad, Streetcar 10 Old building of 1788
Zoo 16 6 - Zoo second greatest in Latina, white tigers
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