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Barva

Escudo of the province Heredia Canton No. 2:  Barva
Capital:  Heredia
Km from Barva to San José:  14 km
Size:  53.80 km2
Founded:  1848

Districts

Barva, Canton of the province Heredia District 1:  Barva City
District 2:  San Pedro
District 3:  San Pablo
District 4:  San Roque
District 5:  Santa Lucía
District 6:  San José de la Montaña

History

Barva, Canton of the province Heredia

The name comes from the most famous chief of the tribe, Barva, of the Huetar Indians. The Spanish later displaced the Huetars in 1569. In 1601, the area was made a stop for mule teams and by 1613, the village of San Bartholomew de Barva was formed.

General Description

Barva, Canton of the province Heredia

The canton is situated on the Barva mountain mass. The terrain is uneven but fertile. It is drained by the rivers Pirro, Seco, Río Segundo, La hoya and Barva. The area produces coffee, sugarcane and beef cattle.

Interesting Sites

Barva, Canton of the province Heredia

In Barva, you´ll find the Coffee Institute (Instituto del Café). Most of the canton is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area. Part of Braulio Carrillo Nacional Park and Cordillera Volcánica Central Forest Reserve are found here as well as the lake of Barva Volcano.

Climate

Barva, Canton of the province Heredia

The averge temperature is 20 Degrees Celcius.

The Cantons of Heredia

Map of Cantones of the Province Heredia

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