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Palmares

Escudo of the Province of Alajuela Canton No. 7:  Palmares
Capital:  Alajuela
Km from Palmares to San José:  54 km
Size:  38.06 km2
Founded:  1888

Districts

Palmares, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton District 1:  Palmares City
District 2:  Zaragoza
District 3:  Buenos Aires
District 4:  Santiago
District 5:  Candelaria
District 6:  Esquipulas
District 7:  La Granja

History

Palmares, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

Palmares, meaning Palm Grove, got its name from the large number of royal palm trees that were there when the area was first settled.

General Description

Palmares, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

Palmares is situated in the foothills of the Aguacate Mountains. It is drained by the Mora, Azul, Fierro and Grande Rivers. The principal product is coffee grown in large quantity and of excellent quality. Beef, tobacco and "cañ india" are also produced.

Places of Interest

Palmares, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

Palmares has one of the most beautiful churches in the country, made completely out of stone. Also in Palmares, there is a private orchids park open to the public.

Climate

Palmares, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The canton is 1,050 meters above sea level and the average temperature is 22 degrees celcius.

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