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CORDOBA

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 141 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CORDOBA, a town of the state of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 55 M. W.S.W. of the port of Vera Cruz, in a highly fertile valley, near the volcano of Orizaba, and 288o ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1895) 7974• The surrounding district produces sugar, tobacco and coffee, C6rdoba being one of the principal coffee-producing centres of Mexico. It also manufactures cotton and woollen fabrics. The town is regularly laid out and built of stone, and contains several handsome edifices, chief of which is the old cathedral. C6rdoba was a town of considerable importance in colonial times, but fell into decay after the revolution. The rail-way from Vera Cruz to Mexico, which passes through it, and the development of coffee production, have helped the city to recover a part of its lost trade.
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