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Abangares

Escudo of the province Guanacaste Canton No. 7:  Abangares
Capital:  Las Juntas
Size:  675.76 km2
Founded:  No. 13, 4/6/1915
Km from Abangares to San José:  151 km

Districts

Abangares, Canton of Guanacaste Province District 1:  Las Juntas, City
District 2:  La Sierra, Villa
District 3:  San Juan, Villa
District 4:  Colorado, Villa

History

Abangares, Canton of Guanacaste Province

It was founded n 1915. Since 1885, the principal activity of the canton had been mining and with it, harsh working conditions and a high mortality rate due to inadequate safety. These conditions led to the first strike in the history of the country in 1912.

Economy

Abangares, Canton of Guanacaste Province

The most important agricultural activities are sorghum, rice, beans and beef (in low-lying areas) and dairy (in high-lying areas). Mining is expanding rapidly with foreign investment. Fishing is very important in the Nicoya Golf area.

Hydrography and Climate

Abangares, Canton of Guanacaste Province

The town of Las Juntas is drained by the Abangares River flowing from east to west. This river often causes flooding. The climate is mostly dry tropical but in some places it is moderate and even chilly in the mountains of La Sierra de Tilarán.

Interesting Sites

Abangares, Canton of Guanacaste Province

The Pan-American Highway crosses the canton. There is an asphalt road from Las Juntas to Puerto Yglesias on the Gulf of Nicoya, and from Omonal to Puerto Moreno where one can take the Tempisque Ferry to the Nicoya Peninsula.

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