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Naranjo

Escudo of the Province of Alajuela Canton No. 5:  Naranjo
Capital:  Naranjo City
Km from Naranjo to San José:  44 km
Size:  126,62 km2
Founded:  1886

Districts

Naranjo, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton District 1:  Naranjo City
District 2:  San Miguel
District 3:  San José
District 4:  Cirrí Sur
District 5:  San Jerónimo
District 6:  San Juan
District 7:  Rosario
District 4:  San Jorge

History

Naranjo, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

Naranjo was first settled in 1830. The town ws first called "Los Naranjos" (the Orange Groves) because of the large number of orange trees found there but was evetually shortened to Naranjo.

General Description

Naranjo, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The town of Naranjo is located at the base of the Espíito Santo Hills at an elevation of 1,036 meters. The canton is drained by the Grande colorado, Molino, Barranca and El Espino rivers. The main products are coffee, tapioca, plantain bananas, corn, beans, rice, sugar cane and tobacco. Beef is also important.

Places of Interest

Naranjo, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

In Naranjo each year, a large festival is held in honor of the Virgin de Lourdes which brings pilgrims from all over the country. There is a lookout for tourists, Mount Espírito Santo, where one can experience some gorgeous views.

Climate

Naranjo, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The climate is pleasant with average temperatures of 20 to 21.6 degrees celcius.

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