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Turrialba

Escudo of the province of Cartago Canton No. 5:  Turrialba
Capital:  Turrialba
Km from Turrialba to San José:  64 km
Size:  1,642.57 km2
Founded:  1903

Districts

Turrialbo, Canton of the province of Cartago District 1:  Turrialba
District 2:  La Suiza
District 3:  Peralta
District 4:  Santa Cruz
District 5:  Santa Terisita
District 6:  Tuis
District 7:  Tayucit
District 8:  Santa Rosa
District 9:  Pavones
District 10:  Tres Equis

History

Turrialbo, Canton of the province of Cartago

The area was first settled by indigenous peoples of the Huetar Kingdom and then by the Spanish. This area was designated as a confinement zone for offenders of minor crimes. The name comes from the Turrialba River.

General Description

Turrialbo, Canton of the province of Cartago

The terrain is irregular with valleys and hilly areas, and is drained by the rivers Pacuare, Reventazón, Parismina and Matina. Agriculture produce includes coffee, sugarcane, corn, pejibaye, macadamia, nuts, fruits, tubers and cattle.

Interesting Sites

Turrialbo, Canton of the province of Cartago

Within this area yu´ll find indigenous communities of Bajo Chirripó and Chirripó (or Alto Chirripó). Turrialba, being located midway between San José and Limón, has experienced phenomenal growth recently.

Climate

Turrialbo, Canton of the province of Cartago

Average temperature is 28 Degrees Celcius. Getting to Turrialba you'll often find fog.

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