The Info List - Cartago Province

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Cartago, (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾˈtaɣo]), which means Carthage
in Spanish, is a province of central Costa Rica. It is one of the smallest provinces, however probably the richest of the Spanish Colonial era sites and traditions.


1 Geography 2 Sports 3 Cantons 4 Gallery 5 References 6 External links

Geography[edit] It is located in the central part of the country and borders the provinces of Limón Province
Limón Province
to the east and San Jose Province
San Jose Province
to the west. The capital is Cartago; until 1823 it was also the capital of Costa Rica, which is now San José. The province covers an area of 3,124.61 km²[1] and has a population of 490,903.[2] It is subdivided into eight cantons and is connected to San José via a four-lane highway. The highest peak is Cerro de la Muerte at 3,600 meters above sea level, and the lowest point of the province is Turrialba, which is 90 meters above sea level.[citation needed]

Sports[edit] Cartago is the residence of the Primera Division Team, the Club Sport Cartaginés, which play in the Estadio Jose Rafael Fello Meza, located at the south of the city of Cartago, in Barrio Asís. Cantons[edit]

Name Capital Area (km²) Census 2000 Foundation Law

Cartago Cartago 287.77 132,006 Law 36 of December 7, 1848

Paraíso Paraíso 411.91 52,243 Law 36 of December 7, 1848

La Unión Tres Ríos 44.83 80,664 Law 36 of December 7, 1848

Jiménez Juan Viñas 286.43 14,103 Law 84 of August 19, 1903

Turrialba Turrialba 1,642.67 68,495 Law 84 of August 19, 1903

Alvarado Pacayas 81.06 12,160 Law 28 of July 9, 1908

Oreamuno San Rafael 202.31 39,160 Law 68 of August 17, 1914

El Guarco Tejar 167.69 34,092 Law 195 of July 26, 1939


Basílica de Los Ángeles

View of the ruins of the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol in Cartago, Costa Rica.

Irazú volcano

Turrialba volcano

Tapantí National Park

Cerro de la Muerte

Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels


^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001. ^ Resultados Generales Censo 2011 Archived 2012-10-21 at the Wayback Machine. p. 22

External links[edit] Media related to Cartago Province
Cartago Province
at Wikimedia Commons

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Provinces and cantons of Costa Rica


Alajuela Alfaro Ruiz Atenas Grecia Guatuso Los Chiles Naranjo Orotina Palmares Poás San Carlos San Mateo San Ramón Upala Valverde Vega


Alvarado Cartago El Guarco Jiménez La Unión Oreamuno Paraíso Turrialba


Abangares Bagaces Cañas Carrillo Hojancha La Cruz Liberia Nandayure Nicoya Santa Cruz Tilarán


Barva Belén Flores Heredia San Isidro San Pablo San Rafael Santa Bárbara Santo Domingo Sarapiquí


Guácimo Limón Matina Pococí Siquirres Talamanca


Buenos Aires Corredores Coto Brus Esparza Garabito Golfito Montes de Oro Osa Parrita Puntarenas Quepos

San José

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