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Carrillo

Escudo of the province Guanacaste Canton No. 5:  Carrillo
Capital:  Filadefia
Size:  577.47 km2
Founded:  No. 22, 16/6/1877
Km from Filadefia to San José:  248 km

Districts

Carrillo, Canton of Guanacaste Province District 1:  Filadefia City
District 2:  Palmira, Villa
District 3:  Sardinal, Villa
District 4:  Belán, Villa

History

Carrillo, Canton of Guanacaste Province

History The canton was created in 1877 and named after the former president Braulio Carrillo Colinas.

Economy

Carrillo, Canton of Guanacaste Province

The predominant industry is cattle raising. The main crops are rice, sugarcane, corn, fruits, cotton and acuacultura. In some areas, special clay is found for fine ceramics.

Hydrography and Climate

Carrillo, Canton of Guanacaste Province

The region is drained by the Tempisque River which provides easy access to the Gulf of Nicoya. The temperature is hot and averages between 27 and 28 degrees C.

Interesting Sites

Carrillo, Canton of Guanacaste Province

The town of Filadelfia, the canton seat, is positioned on a plain between the rive Palmas and Tempisque. Carrillo has five coastal areas classified as tourist resorts: Golfo de Papagayo and Guacamaya, Playas del Coco, Bahia Culebra, Playa Hermosa, and the Brasil River Dam.

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