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Orotina

Escudo of the Province of Alajuela Canton No. 9:  Orotina
Capital:  Orotina
Km from Orotina to San José:  67 km
Size:  141.92 km2
Founded:  1908

Districts

Orotina, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton District 1:  Orotina City
District 2:  Mastate
District 3:  Hacienda Vieja
District 4:  Coyolar
District 5:  Ceiba

History

Orotina, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The development of the area began with the Ox Cart trails in 1843 and then the mines in 1862, the lumber industry and cattle.

General Description

Orotina, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The land is mostly flat and the soils are extremely fertile. The area is drained by the Grande de Tárcoles, Machuca and Cuarros Rivers. The area produces beans, corn and fine woods, but it is especially well known for its fruits.

Places of Interest

Orotina, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The canton sustains itself primarily from fruit as well as gold and kaolin mining. The town of Orotina is 66 km from San José and is a convenient stopping point along the highway toward Jacó.

Climate

Orotina, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

At an altitude of only 229 meters, its climate is hot and it receives a relatively small amount of rain. The average temperature is about 27 degrees celcius.

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