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Belén

Escudo of the province Heredia Canton No. 7:  Belén
Capital:  San Antonio
Km from San Antonio to San José:  14 km
Size:  12.15 km2
Founded:  1907

Districts

Belén, Canton of the province Heredia District 1:  San Antonio City
District 2:  Ribera
District 3:  Asunción

History

Belén, Canton of the province Heredia

The canton was inhabitied by Huetar Indians when the Spanish arrived in 1791. Belén developed in the mid-Ninteenth Century as coffee was exported to European markets and the canton provided an important rest point between San José and the port in Putarenas.

General Description

Belén, Canton of the province Heredia

Belón stretches over a flan plain area and is drained by the rivers Virilla and Río Segundo. Its main products are coffee, sugar cane, rice, beans, tomatoes, onions, corn and cattle.

Interesting Sites

Belén, Canton of the province Heredia

Belén is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area. There is a popular swimming resort for locals, Ojo de Agua, and an important electrical generating plant is also found there.

Climate

Belén, Canton of the province Heredia

The climate is quite pleasant with temperaturas averaging 21.7 Degrees Celcius.

The Cantons of Heredia

Map of Cantones of the Province Heredia

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