About Argentina & Córdoba

Located South America, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world in territorial are. It has a very varied landscape, ranging from snowy peaks of the Andes to a lush rainforest jungle, and the Iguazu Falls of the Northeast, passing through the fertile Pampas plain and ending at its long shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

All this framework makes possible a very rich combination of natural beauty, typical dishes and historical-cultural heritage. Buenos Aires, its capital city and birthplace of tango, combines an elegant European architecture with an extensive artistic activity, expressed in museums of all kinds, innumerable theaters and vast musical offerings.

The current population of Argentina is over 42 million people, almost half of them live in the city and province of Buenos Aires. The population density is calculated on a basis of 14 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Córdoba | XI Congreso Regional Americano de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social
Language
The official language in Argentina is Spanish and differs from other Latin American variants in the pronunciation of some words.
Currency
The official Argentine currency is the Argentine peso. There is $1000, $500, $200, $100, $ 50, $ 20, $10 and $5 bills and 2.00, 1.00, 0.50, 0.25, 0.10 cents in coins. Although the dollar and the euro are generally accepted, foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and authorized houses in which you must present your passport for the exchange of foreign currency. American Express, VISA and Master Card are accepted. In the case of purchases in shops that display the Tax Free sign, you can request a refund of the Value Added Tax (VAT), which is 21%. To do this, all the invoices (tickets) must be kept and a specific form must be filled, which must be presented at the AFIP offices of the airports upon leaving the country. It is recommended to carry a small amount in cash, since credit cards are not accepted for small purchases in most stores
Passport / Visa
Valid passport with or without visa depending on the country of origin. The maximum time allowed by the consular offices is ninety (90) days, which can be extended for the same period only once, it is necessary to go to any of the delegations of the National Immigration Office. Before the expiration of the originally granted term. Do ensure that you check if you need to apply for a visa or pay an entry fee.

Visa Procedures

If necessary, invitation letters will be provided at the request of the enrollees.

Offician Exchange Rate for Forign Currencies

Electricity

Voltage 220 V / Frequency 50 Hz / Power sockets type C / F / I / L

LINKS

Argentine National Tourism Office (spanish)
www.turismo.gov.ar

Córdoba Tourism Office
www.cordobaturismo.gov.ar

Connectivity

Because of its strategic location and air and ground connectivity, Córdoba is in a strategic location in the MERCOSUR bi-oceanic corridor, with regular direct flights and transfers (national and international) to the main cities in Latin America (Santiago de Chile, Lima, Asunción, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Panama) and the country (Buenos Aires, Rosario, Tucumán, Mendoza, Salta, Iguazú and Resistencia). Besides, the capital city has a bus station, trains and an important road network with fast access to the province’s main tourist centers.

Córdoba

Córdoba, the second largest city in Argentina, was founded on July 6, 1573 by the Spanish conquistador Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera. Its original name was Cordoba of the New Andalucía. During the period 1599-1767, the Jesuits performed a strong influence not only in Cordoba but also in neighboring towns. The Jesuit priests were promoters of the agricultural-cattle activity, founding estancias dedicated to the production of food and mules for transport of loads. The resources generated by these rooms were used to finance the University of Córdoba and the Monserrat College.

The University of Córdoba, founded in 1613, was the first in the current Argentine territory and the second in Latin America. This not only meant to the city the historical denomination of “The Docta” but also laid the foundations for a system its cultural, religious, educational and political system that gave to the region of Cordoba a proper identity and a very marked influence on various aspects of Argentine life. Many decisive personalities were formed in Córdoba in the processes of the May Revolution in 1810 and the Declaration of Independence in 1816, as well as many political and social leaders in Argentine history. Córdoba was the cradle of the University Reform in 1918, which allowed, among other achievements, popular access to university education throughout the country, previously reserved only for wealthy and conservative families. In 1969 a popular uprising of workers and students began in Córdoba, which went down in history as “El Cordobazo” and which began the fall of a military dictatorship established in 1963.

In 1927, with the founding of the Military Aircraft Factory, it began in Cordoba's industrial development, which was later completed with the installation of automobile factories, auto parts production and the metal-mechanical industry. All this, together with the agricultural production and tourism development of the province, locate Cordoba as one of the three most important in Argentina.

Weather Conditions in Córdoba in September
In general, the weather in Córdoba is warm/mild, with monsoon-type rainfall patterns concentrated in spring-summer-fall. September (beginning of Spring) is a very warm month, with maximum daytime temperatures of around 22-25°C (71°-77°F). During the night, temperatures may drop to 10-15ºC (50-58ºF). Generally, the days are sunny and nice, and rainfall and/or storms are not very frequent.

Weather Forecast
www.smn.gov.ar

Taxis in the City
If you need a taxi while in the City of Cordoba, we suggest you to contact the concierge at your hotel

Time Zone
UTC -3

Shopping Centers Open
Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 to 22:00 h.

Tips
Restaurant and hotel tips range from 10% to 15% and are not mandatory.

Public transportation
Public transportation in the city uses contactless cards for payment. Cards can be purchased in convenience stores or special stands in the central area of the city, identified with the RedBus logo. More information about public transportation in the city at: https://turismo.cordoba.gob.ar/turismo/movilidad/