Province of Cartago

Cartago is located in the central part of the country.
It borders the provinces of Limón to the east and San José to the west.
The capital is Cartago (the city).
The province covers an area of 3,125 km², and has a population of 432,395 (2000).

It is subdivided into 8 counties:

Cantons Name Capital Area (km2) Foundation Law
Cartago Cartago 287,77 Law 36 of December 7, 1848
Paraíso Paraíso 411,91 Law 36 of December 7, 1848
La Unión Tres Ríos 44,83 Law 36 of December 7, 1848
Jiménez Juan Viñas 286,43 Law 84 of August 19, 1903
Turrialba Turrialba 1.642,67 Law 84 of August 19, 1903
Alvarado Pacayas 81,06 Law 28 of July 9, 1908
Oreamuno San Rafael 202,31 Law 68 of August 17, 1914
El Guarco Tejar 167,69 Law 195 of July 26, 1939

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