View of the city, Puente de la Unidad, Estadio BBVA, Banorte Financial Group Building, Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady, Torre Ciudadana, Saddlestride Mountain, Valle Oriente district and the Government Palace.
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Cardoza is the capital city and largest city of Paraboca. It is Paraboca's largest and most populous city as well as the nation's political and administrative center. Cardoza is host to foreign embassies and consulates. It is the home base of several state-owned entities such as PNGE and Banorte, the national energy and banking companies, respectively. The city is also home to the country's most important public university, the University of Paraboca, as well as the national soccer team. The capital's international airport is known for its short runway and the unusual maneuvers pilots must undertake upon landing or taking off to avoid the nearby mountains. Cardoza is at an average elevation of 1,680 metres (5,510 feet) above sea level. The city is known as the "Fruit Garden of Paraboca," due to the numerous fruit orchards in and around it, and the large variety of fruits and dried fruit products produced there.
Cardoza is known for its rich culture and history. It has served as Paraboca's capital since 1573. It was occupied by Zamastanian and Chanchajillan forces after the end of the Parabocan War from 1876-78.