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Córdoba province in Spain

Córdoba is a province of southern Spain, in the north-central part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It borders the provinces of Málaga, Sevilla, Badajoz, Ciudad Real, Jaén, and Granada. Its capital is Córdoba. The provincial government is exercised by the Provincial delegation of Cordova.

Its area is 13,769 km2. Its population is 803.038 inhabitants (2009), of which more than 40% live in the capital, and its population density is of 58,88 hab/km².

The climate of the province is characterized by Mediterranean with a marked absence of rains in the summer, however the proximity of the ocean Atlantic East has great influence the weather being very heavy rains in winter.

Thus there are years in which in the Sierra de Grazalema produced maximum rainfall in the South of the peninsula with 2200 mm/year. In terms of temperatures is can say that they are mild in winter and warm in summer taking into the coastal plains around 18 ° C temperature annual average.

Frost on the coast are rare but if you can see inside. In summer it is normal some day exceed 40 ° C.

There are also numerous typical festivals in every locality throughout the year, such as the Carnival of Cadiz or Jerez fair. Of special interest is the Easter processions in various populations. Famous horse races on the beach, also declared a Fiesta of international tourist interest are held in Sanlucar annually in the second half of August.

Andalucía region in Spain

Andalucía is an autonomous community of Spain, with the status of a historic nationality, in accordance with the Statute of autonomy that governs it. It consists of the provinces of Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Seville.

Its capital is Seville, the city recognized by the Statute of autonomy as the headquarters of the Junta de Andalucía. The headquarters of the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia is located in the city of Granada.

It is the most populated region of Spain (8 449 985 inhabitants to 1 January 2012) and the second largest, which explains its important position in Spain.

In general terms, the typical vegetation of Andalusia is Mediterranean forests, characterized by vegetation of Evergreen, and trees that adapt during the summer drought. There are abundant cork trees, pine trees, fir, among others, and of course the olive and almond trees.

The traditional cuisine of Andalusia is very varied. It forms part of the Mediterranean diet, based on olive oil, grains, legumes, vegetables, fish, nuts and meat; In addition to a long tradition of wine consumption.

Cured ham is produced in the highland areas of Sierra Morena and Sierra Nevada as the Sierra de Huelva ham Pedroches, of Trevélez. The three are denominations of origin and have a proven quality.