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Tilarán

Escudo of the province Guanacaste Canton No. 8:  Tilarán
Capital:  Tilarán
Size:  638.39 km2
Founded:  No. 170, 21/8/1923
Km from Tilarán to San José:  191 km

Districts

Tilarán, Canton of Guanacaste Province District 1:  Tilarán City
District 2:  Quebrada Grande, Villa
District 3:  Tronadora, Villa
District 4:  Santa Rosa, Villa
District 5:  Líbano, Villa
District 6:  Tierras Morenas, Villa
District 7:  Arenal, Villa

History

Tilarán, Canton of Guanacaste Province

The districts of Tronadora and Arenal were founded in 1980 after the waters of Lake Arenal were raised to 545m above sea level resulting in a lake of 72 square miles for the purposes of building a hydroelectric plant. As a result, the following town were flooded: Arenal, Tronadora, Mata de Cañas, Piedras, and part of San Luis. At that time about 2500 residents were affected and had to abandon their lands and work. During the early colonisation days, this zone was popular among immigrants due to the mines of Abangares and the cedar forests. The town used to be called La Cabra (The Goat), but in 1910 the name was changed to an Indian word, Tilarán.

Economy

Tilarán, Canton of Guanacaste Province

Agriculture is based on fruit and vegetables, coffee, corn, beans, macadamia, cardamom, and cattle.

Hydrography and Climate

Tilarán, Canton of Guanacaste Province

The climate is moderate and healthy.

Interesting Sites

Tilarán, Canton of Guanacaste Province

Within the jurisdiction of Tilaran are two conservation reserves (Cordillera Volcanica de Guanacaste and Arenal) and the Arenal Lake. The tourist facilities include hotels, restaurants, fishing areas, cabins and costal vessels. To the south of the town of Tiliran there is a cross that was placed in honor of the Tilaran Diocese.

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