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Cordoba, Spain

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Cordoba, (in Spanish, Córdoba) is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Cordoba. Located on the Guadalquivir river, it was founded in Roman times. It's current population is 315,000.

Cordoba was the birthplace of three famous philosophers: the Roman Stoic, Seneca, the Arab, Averroes, and the Jewish Maimonides. Cordoba was also the birthplace of the Roman poet, Lucan and (more recently) of several flamenco artists including Paco Peña.

Cordoba was conquered by the Moors in 711, and Moorish influence can still be felt in the city. It was retaken for Christianity in 1236, and became a centre of activty against the remaining Islamic population.



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