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Poás

Escudo of the Province of Alajuela Canton No. 8: Poás
Capital:  San Pedro
Km from San Pedro to San José:  30 km
Size:  73.84 km2
Founded:  1901

Districts

Poás, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton District 1:  San Pedro City
District 2:  San Juan
District 3:  San Rafael
District 4:  Carrillos
District 5:  Sabana Redonda

History

Poás, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The name Poás comes from the comes from the name that the settlers gave the area - Pús (barbs or thorns) - because of the thorns of many blackberry bushes found growing there. The first village established was San Pedro de la Calabaza which is now the canton seat.

General Description

Poás, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The zone is drained by the Grande de Tárcoles and Saraprquí Rivers.The principal product is sugar cane but coffee, beans, corn, tapioca, ornamental plants and dairy are also important.

Places of Interest

Poás, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The most popular tourist attractions of the area are the Póas Volcano and the Grecia Forest Reserve.

Climate

Poás, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The canton is 1,148 meters above sea level with chilly temperatures of 11.5 degrees celcius.

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