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El Guarco

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El Guarco

Escudo of the province of Cartago Canton No. 8:  El Guarco
Capital:  El Tejar
Km from El Guarco to San José:  25 km
Size:  167.69 km2
Founded:  1939

Districts

El Guarco, Canton of the province of Cartago District 1:  El Tejar
District 2:  San Isidro
District 3:  Tobosi
District 4:  Patio de Aqua

History

El Guarco, Canton of the province of Cartago

El Guarco became a canton in 1939. It is named after the Huetar chief who once lived in the region.

General Description

El Guarco, Canton of the province of Cartago

The town of Cartago was originally founded on this flan land, but most of the area today is dedicated to farms. The canton is drained by the rivers Reventazón, Parismina and Pirrís.

Interesting Sites

El Guarco, Canton of the province of Cartago

In the canton seat, Tejar, you´ll find a unique Catholic Church whose interior is one of the most beautiful in the Province.

Climate

El Guarco, Canton of the province of Cartago

The climate is temperate and averages 19.3 Degrees Celsius.

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