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Upala

Escudo of the Province of Alajuela Canton No. 13:  Upala
Capital:  Upala City
Km from Upala to San José:  236 km
Size:  1 580.67 km2
Founded:  1970

Districts

Upala, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton District 1:  Upala City
District 2:  Aguas Claras
District 3:  San José ( Pizote )
District 4:  Bijagua
District 5:  Delicias
District 6:  Dos Ríos
District 7:  Yolillal, San Isidro de Zapote

History

Upala, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The first settlers arrived from Nicaragua, Cañas and Bagaces and planted traditional crops such as cacao. The original name of Zapote was changed to the indigenous name of Upala. Upala became a canton in 1970 and is one of the more recent cantons decreed in Costa Rica.

General Description

Upala, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The area is drained by the Pizote river which belongs to the Zapote river basin. Most of the population works in agriculture, primarily cacao, beans, corn, rice, tubers and livestock.

Places of Interest

Upala, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

The more adventurous tourist can find ways to paddle up stream into Nicaragua where there is an abundance of easy-to-catch fresh water fish.

Climate

Upala, Alajuela Costa Rica Canton

Upala is about 200m above sea level and has an average temperature of 27 degrees celcius.

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Upala Cantón de Alajuela Costa Rica Los Chiles Cantón de Alajuela Costa Rica Guatoso Canton of the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Valverde Vega Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica San Carlos Canton of the province Alajuela, Costa Rica Grecia Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica San Ramón Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Grecia Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Poás Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Alajuela Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Valverde Vega Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Naranjo Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Palmares Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Atenas Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica Orotina Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica San Mateo Canton of the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica