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Atenas

Escudo of the Province of Alajuela Canton No. 5:  Atenas
Capital:  Atenas City
Km from Atenas to San José:  42 km
Size:  127.19 km2
Founded:  1868

Districts

Atenas, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton District 1:  Atenas City
District 2:  Jesús
District 3:  Mercedes
District 4:  San Isidro
District 5:  Concepción
District 6:  San José
District 7:  Santa Eulalia

History

Atenas, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The canton was first established by Indians and then, since 1750, by citizens who came from Alejuela, Heredia, San José and Cartago. The area developed initially due to an ox-cart trail made in 1843, the construction of the Pacific Railway, and the opening of the Costanera Highway between the capital and the Pacific (now the main access to Quepos).

General Description

Atenas, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The canton is drained by the Río Grande which has an electricity generating damn around Garita. Coffee, sugar cane, corn, beans, vegetables and beef are the main agricultural outputs. Atenas, the governmental seat, is situated on a cliff of the Aguacate Mountains at an elevation of 698 meters.

Places of Interest

Atenas, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The Escuela Centroamericana de Ganadería ( a university-level school speicializing in husbandry) is located in Atenas.

Climate

Atenas, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

Atenas hosts an especially healthy climate for those with arthritis. The average temperature is 24.5 degrees celcius.

The Cantones of Alajuela

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