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Jiménez

Escudo of the province of Cartago Canton No. 4:  Jiménez
Capital:  Juan Viñas
Km from Cartago to San José:  21 km
Size:  286.43 km2
Founded:  1903

Districts

Jimenez, Canton of the province of Cartago District 1:  Juan Viñas
District 2:  Tucurrique
District 3:  Pejibaye

History

Jimenez, Canton of the province of Cartago

The canton was first settled after 1850. The first city, Juan Viñas, was originally called El Naranjo (The Orange).

General Description

Jimenez, Canton of the province of Cartago

The terrain is very uneven making for an extremely varied climate. The canton is drained by the many tributaries of the Reventazón River that run throughout. The principal economic activities include sugarcane, livestock and coffee. The canton even has its own sugar mill.

Interesting Sites

Jimenez, Canton of the province of Cartago

The region includes the Río Macho and Tapantí Forest Reserves. Juan Viñas is considered one of the more picturesque areas in the country.

Climate

Jimenez, Canton of the province of Cartago

The climate varies greatly but the average temperature in Juan Viñas is 20 Degrees Celcius.

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