Cordova Island

geographical name
Cor·​do·​va Island | \ ˈkȯr-də-və How to pronounce Cordova Island (audio) , ˈkȯr-t͟hō-ˌvä \

Definition of Cordova Island

385-acre (156-hectare) tract of land within the city of El Paso on the northern bank of the Rio Grande adjoining Chamizal

Note: All of the tract of land known by the name Cordova Island formerly belonged entirely to Mexico, but 193 acres (78 hectares) of it were ceded to the U.S. in 1963.

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“Cordova Island.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cordova%20Island. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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