Alajuela is located in the north-central part of the country, bordering Nicaragua to the north, and clockwise the provinces Heredia, San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste.
The capital is Alajuela.
The province covers an area of 9,754 km², and has a population of 716,286 2000.

It is subdivided into 15 cantons:

Canton Capital
Alajuela
Alfaro Ruiz
Atenas
Grecia
Guatuso
Los Chiles
Naranjo
Orotina
Palmares
Poás
San Carlos
San Mateo
San Ramón
Upala
Valverde Vega
Alajuela
Zarcero
Atenas
Grecia
San Rafael
Los Chiles
Naranjo
Orotina
Palmares
San Pedro
Ciudad Quesada
San Mateo
San Ramón
Upala
Sarchí

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Juan Santamaria statue in Alajuela
Juan Santamaria statue in Alajuela