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Córdoba most commonly means Córdoba, Spain, a famous city in Spain inhabited since the time of ancient Rome, and the seat of the Emir of Córdoba and the Caliph of Córdoba. It is also the name of Córdoba Province, Spain, in which the city is located, and several places in the New World named after the Spanish city:

  • Córdoba, Argentina, located in Córdoba Province, Argentina
  • Córdoba, Colombia, in Colombia
  • Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico

The córdoba is also the unit of currency of Nicaragua.

In the United States, cities named for Córdoba are universally spelled Cordova.

Chrysler produced a car called the Chrysler Cordoba from 1975 to 1983.

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AllRefer.com - Francisco FernAndez de COrdoba, d. 1526?, Spanish conquistador (Nicaragua History, Biography) - ... (182 words)
Sent in 1523 by Pedro Arias de Avila to deprive Gil GonzAlez de Avila (d.
In an attempt to seize Nicaragua for himself, he was surprised by his commander and put to death.
The Nicaraguan unit of currency (cOrdoba) is named after him.
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The last writer is notoriously inaccurate, but the worst fault of both is their reliance on colored, and even grossly prejudiced evidence.
The older Spanish view is given by F. Strada, De Bello Belico, and L. Carrera de Cordoba, Felipe Segudo, 1619.
Still the chief desideratum at present is a more ample collection of Spanish papers illustrating the whole naval war from the beginning.
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