The city of Cordoba is capital to the province of Cordoba which has 14,000 square km of land mass. It is part of Andalusia and is surrounded by the different provinces of Badajos, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jaen, Seville, and Malaga.
In the province of Cordoba you will see different types of land mass. It has mountain ranges in one area, rolling plains in another and villages that are adorned with courtyards, old churches and forts in a different area. The capital city of Cordoba though is found in the depressed part of the Guadalquivir valley, on the banks of its river. It is bordered by Sierra Morena in the north.
An Antipodal City
One interesting fact about the city of Cordoba is that it is among the few cities in the entire world that has an antipode. An antipodal city is one that is diametrically opposite another one. This means that a straight line can be traced from Cordoba and to its antipodal city and this line can also pass through the Earth’s center. Cordoba is an antipodal city to the city of Hamilton in New Zealand.
Places Surrounding Cordoba
Malaga which is also part of Andalusia is its second largely populated city. It is considered as among the oldest cities in the whole world with its history dating back 2,700 years ago. Due to its rich culture has made it into an open museum that showcases its roosts from different eras of settlements. Aside from its proudly rich heritage, it is also home to world renowned personalities like Pablo Picasso.
Seville is another city that can found around Cordoba. It is the capital of the province of Seville as well as of Andalusia. The city is considered as Southern Spain’s cultural and artistic capital.
Cuidad Real, also a city found in the outskirts of Cordoba, is where you will find The Museum of Don Quixote. The city is the capital of the province of Cuidad Real and it can be found in Castile-La Mancha.
The city of Badajoz, another city near Cordoba, is the province of Badajoz’s capital city. It is part of Extremadura and is situated near the Portuguese border. Badajoz still has remnants of its past occupants. The Moorish castle, that still has strong walls and forts surrounding it, is one beautiful site to see. Aside from the castle, the other historical structures that can be seen in Badajoz also represent their turbulent history. The San Cristobal fort that can be reached through a granite bridge and the a cathedral that looks like a fortress due to its massive walls are some of the examples of these type of structures.