Towns Named Cordova

There are said to be 30 towns in the world named Cordova. The 2 largest Cordovas in the United States are both parts of large cities. Rancho Cordova is part of Sacramento, CA and has about 75,000 people living in it. Cardova, TN is part of Memphis and has a population of 61,000.

There are towns named Cordova in Alabama and Alaska with populations of more than 2,000. Another significant Cordova is in North Carolina. The Cordova in Alabama was named after a city in Mexico by Benjamin M. Long. He was stationed in Cordova during the Mexican-American War. The Alaska Cordova was named by Salvador Fidalgo, a Spanish explorer. He named it for a Spanish admiral named Cordova. The supposed 30 Cordovas in the world cannot trace their names to these two sources. The other Cordova namers all came from different places.

There are said to be 17 Cardovas in the United States. These include small towns in the states of South Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, Minnesota. Maryland, and Illinois, but I have already mentioned the major five. There are small Cardovas in several more states like New York.

There are yet more Cordovas around the world, There are said to be 3 of them in The Philippines, 2 in Peru, and 3 or more in South America’s Colombia. There are single Cordovas in places like Portugal, Cuba, and Spain. I have already mentioned the one in Mexico.


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