Córdoba is the capital city of the Argentinian province of the same name. It is located in the centre of the province, and is the the province's most populous city.
Córdoba was founded in 1573 by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, a Spanish conquistador. The area of the original settlement was inhabited by the Comechingones, who kept attacking the settlement causing it to be moved across the river where it started to grow into a city.
The city of Córdoba was named by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera after the Spanish city of Córdoba. The Spanish city originally got its name from the Phoenician place-name Qart-Juba, for the Numidian King Juba I.