Córdoba

Córdoba, Argentina’s second most populous province, is also home to Argentina’s second largest city and will host G20 events in 2018. As well as its strong economy, the province is known for its refreshing hillside retreats.

Apart from agriculture and soy farming, Córdoba is a growing hotbed of industrial activity and makes up close to 15% of all of Argentina’s exports. The province has long been a centre for automobile assembly, home to Renault, Fiat-Chrysler, Volkswagen and Iveco factories, with Mercedes-Benz soon to set up a shop in 2018.

Overview

  • Population: 3.3 million
  • Area: 165,321 km²
  • Capital: Córdoba
  • Top export: Flour and soy pellets

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Main Attractions

La Cumbre is a small town nestled in Córdoba's hills. Its light mountain terrain offers superb opportunities for outdoor sports, from mountain biking to paragliding.

The Jesuit missions of Córdoba were the first European settlements in the province. They date back to 1615 and were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Cerro Colorado is one of Argentina’s most famous archaeological sites, well-known for its indigenous cave paintings of local wildlife.

Landscape of Córdoba Province, Argentina