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CORDOBA Inhabitant: Cordobes

Established in 1951, Cordoba was named after José María Cordoba, one of the most outstanding leaders in Colombia's fight for independence.
Before 1951, the region was part of the department of Bolívar.
It lies along the coast of the Carribean Sea at the north end of Colombia. It is bordered by the departments of Bolívar, Sucre and Antioquia. Its surface covers an area 25,020 square kilometres.
The department is divided in two large geographical zones. A mountainous zone to the south and a plain conformed by the Sinú and San Jorge valleys to the north.
Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the territory formed a large part of the Zenú native empire. Although many of this civilization's traditions and customs have disappeared, some remain. For example, the famous and still popular hat known as the sombrero vueltiao or sinuano, is made by the native Zenú tribe that lives in the marsh of Momil, located in lower Sinú.
The current population of Cordoba (nearly 1, 390,000), is the result of a mixture between Spaniards, Natives, Blacks and immigrants from other countries.
Its main economic strength is agriculture. Córdoba raises more livestock than any other department in Colombia. Cotton, cocoa, coconut and bananas are significant cash crops. Other sources of income include fishing and nickel mines.
One of the important tourist places in Córdoba is Paramillo National Natural Park, which is shared with the department of Antioquia.

Capital: Monteria
Once called the “city of the swallows”, Montería is now known as “The cattle-raising capital of Colombia” and the “Pearl of the Sinú”. It was founded in 1777 with the name San Jerónimo of Montería and it has been the departmental capital since 1951. It has approximately 350,000 inhabitants. It is located in the Sinú valley and is a river port.
Recently, great advances have been made in its architectural, road, and commercial development. The beautiful Cathedral of San Jerónimo is remarkable, as are the parks of Bolívar, Méndez and Laureano Gómez. This progressive city is also home to the University of Cordoba.

 

The Flag of
Cordoba

Adopted on
December 12. 1951

The Emblem
of Cordoba

Adopted on
December 12. 1951

Outstanding People Born in Cordoba

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Anthem of Cordoba
(In Spanish)

Lyrics: Rafael Grandeth
Music: Miguel Dechamps

Chorus
¡Bandera Cordobesa¡
despliégate triunfal!
Las huestes de tu suelo
te aclaman si cesar.
¡Y la mujer sinuana
radiante y señorial
te ciñe rico escudo
labrado en libertad!

Bizarros Paladines
sigamos en la lid!
Marchemos a la cumbre
que asoma en el confín.
Los pueblos que no luchan
no tienen porvenir.

Hoy somos responsables
de nuestro bien o mal.
Nacemos a la vida,
de libres.... ¡Libertad!
¡Contigo, sobre el yunque!
¡Contigo, hasta triunfar

El alma de la Patria
se abraza en el fervor.
¡Es Córdoba que emerge
del santo pabellón
a traernos, en ofrenda,
su genio y su valor!

¡Abibe y San Jerónimo!
¡Montaña, cielo y mar!
¡Indómitos titanes
que al son de libertad
perfilan la epopeya
del trabajo y de la paz!

Titanes también fueron
aquellos del ayer
que descuajando sombras
de selvas en tropel
volcaron en los surcos
la música del bien!

Que nunca más germinen
la envidia y el rencor.
Como hijos de Colombia
que sea su corazón
el ara en que se inflame
la fe de nuestro amor.

¡Fecundo, inmenso valle!...
¡Heráldico Sinú
que llevas en tus ondas
hasta el caribe azul
la voz de pueblos libres
a golpes de virtud!





(Cont, Anthem)

Los nobles postulados¡Arriba cordobeses!
que forjan nuestro ideal¡Arriba a combatir!
son fuerzas que repudian¡Granados, heredades,
el vivio y la impiedady surcos mil a mil
¡La cumbre es el progresopreludian la grandeza
que vamos a escalar!ante la Patria y Dios.

Prendidos en la bregaTu grito Montería
bajo el ardiente solde justa rebelión
no habrá poder extrañofue el grito de arrebato 
que eclipse aquella unión,que el prócer esculpió:
la unión que ayer juramos¡Paso de Vencedores!
ante la Patria y Dios.¡Armas a Discreción!



Annual Events


February:
Festival of the Sinu River (Mata de Caña – Lorica)

March:
Festival of the Mocaricero Sweet Roll. (Mocari – Monteria).
Encuentemonos, International storyteller competition (Sahagun).

March / April:
National Festival of the cumbiamba (Cerete)

April / May:
Contest of folk bands of Planeta Rica (Plante Rica).
Festival of sweets - Holy Week (Monteria).
Festival del petate, Friday, Saturday and Sunday -Holy Week- (San Nicolas de Bari – Lorica).
National festival of the donkey (San Antero).

May: Folklor Festival of plan (San Carlos). Festival of mango ( Palotal – Ayapel)

June: National Crafts festival (Monteria). National festival of Porro (San Pelayo).
Countrymen Festival (Rabolargo – Cereté).
Festival of the Bullerengue (Puerto Escondido).

July: Accordeonists and composers of Sahagun Festival (Sahagun).

August:
Countrymen Festival and festival of the sweet roll (Martínez – Cerete)

September:
National competition of the panela en hoja (Colomboy – Sahagun)
FestiCultura, national cultural festival (Sahagun).

October: Crafts Fair of San Sebastian (San Sebastian – Lorica)

November:
Violina Festival (Boca de Lopez – San Pelayo)

December:
Competition of decimeros (Sabanueva – San Pelayo).
Amateur musicians competition for peace, culture and protection of folklore (Laguneta – Cienaga de Oro).
La chicha festival (El Carito – Lorica).
The Zenu Hat Festival (San Andres de Sotavento).





Other Municipalities

Ayapel, Cerete, Lorica, Planeta Rica
and San Pelayo, where the national festival of el porro is celebrated in June and July.



Airports

Los Garzones
– Monteria.
Berastegui – Ciénaga de Oro.



National Natural Park

Paramillo

Location: Region of Cordoba and Antioquia
Area: 460,000 hectares.






(Cont. Anual Events)

Festivities in Barnyards

January:
Cienaga de Oro and Momil, Jan. 6.

February:
Purisima and Cerete, Feb. 2.
Valencia, Feb 8
Planeta Rica, Feb 9.

March:
Tierralta and Carrillo, March 19

April:
Cotorra, Easter

May:
Lorica, May 3

Octobere:
Ayapel, Oct 1rts.
Chinú, Oct. 24.

December:
Buenavista, Dec. 5.
Pueblo Nuevo, Dec. 30.

















   

          













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