Córdoba,Argentina, the capital of Córdoba Province. It is on the Río Primero, 432 miles (695 km) northwest of Buenos Aires in north-central Argentina. The region west of the city is mountainous and noted for its beauty. Córdoba's products include automobiles, aircraft, leather goods, textiles, glass, beer, and liquor. The city is a processing and shipping center for minerals and farm products from the surrounding area. Córdoba was founded in 1573 and has many fine colonial buildings. The university, oldest in Argentina, was founded in 1613. The cathedral was begun in 1698 and completed in 1758.