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La Unión

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La Unión

Escudo of the province of Cartago Canton No. 3:  La Unión
Capital:  Tres Ríos City
Km from San José to La Unión:  11 km
Size:  44.83 km2
Founded:  1848

Districts

La Unión, Canton of the province of Cartago District 1:  Tres Ríos
District 2:  San Diego
District 3:  San Juan
District 4:  San Rafael
District 5:  Concepcíon
District 6:  Dulce Nombre
District 7:  San Ramón
District 8:  Río Azul

History

La Unión, Canton of the province of Cartago

Settlement dates back to the 18th Century with the establishment of the Canton's first city, Trés Ríos. There are two versions to the origin of the Canton's name. One is that a union of missionaries formed in the canton and the other refers to the union of three rivers - Tiribí, Chiquito and Fierro.

General Description

La Unión, Canton of the province of Cartago

The area is generally hilly and drained by Río Grande de Tarcoles. The main farm products are coffee, sugarcane and cattle.

Interesting Sites

La Unión, Canton of the province of Cartago

The canton seat, Trés Ríos is 10km west of Cartago city and is situated at the foothills of the CArpintera Hills.

Climate

La Unión, Canton of the province of Cartago

The average temperature is 18.2 Degrees Celcius.

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