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Los Chiles

Escudo of the Province of Alajuela Canton No. 14:  Los Chiles
Capital:  Los Chiles City
Km from Los Chiles to San José:  233 km
Size:  1 358.86 km2
Founded:  1970

Districts

Los Chiles, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton District 1:  Los Chiles City
District 2:  Caño Negro
District 3:  El Amparo
District 4:  San Jorge

History

Los Chiles, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The canton was founded in 1970 but was originally part of Grecia. There are different versions of the names origin. One has to do with the abundance of chiles at one time. The other version is that farmers came to tell "chiles" which are jokes recounting their adventures.

General Description

Los Chiles, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The area belongs to the water basins of Pocosol, Frío and Zapote. People make their living by raising beans, rice, cacoa, corn, beef, dairy and lumber.

Places of Interest

Los Chiles, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The canton is linked to San Carlos by a good road. For tourists, Caño Negro is an ideal trip where a large variety of wildlife from monkeys to falmingos to colorful Iguanas can be seen.

Climate

Los Chiles, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

Average temperature is 27 degrees celcius.

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