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Buenos Aires

Escudo of the Province Puntarenas Costa Rica Canton No. 3:  Buenos Aires
Capital:  Buenos Aires
Size:  2 384.22 km2
Founded:  1940
Km from Buenos Aires to San José:  197 km

Districts

Buenos Aires, Canton of Puntarenas Province District 1:  Buenos Aires
District 2:  Volcán
District 3:  Potrero Grande
District 4:  Boruca
District 5:  Pilas
District 6:  Manazanillo
District 7:  Colinas
District 8:  Chánguena
District 9:  Biolley
District 10:  Isla del Coco
District 11:  Cóbano
District 12:  Chacarita

History

Buenos Aires, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The canton was originally inhabited by Boruca Indians. White men began to settle in 1870 when a road was oponed between El Guarco and Boruca. Within the canton are several indigenous communites: Cabagra and Guaymi in the Potrero Grande District, Salitre and Cabecar de Ujarrás in the Buenos Aires District and in the districts of Boruca, Pilas and Colinas, the Boruca, Térraba and Curré Indian Reservations. Some interesting findings from here are some prefectly spherical granite rocks.

General Description

Buenos Aires, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The canton is drained by the rivers Diques and Térraba. The main economic activity is pineapple.

Interesting Sites

Buenos Aires, Canton of Puntarenas Province

There are plans to build a hydroelectric dam on the Térraba River. This would form a lake three times the size of Arenal. The Project has not materialezed, however, due to lack of resources.

Climate

Buenos Aires, Canton of Puntarenas Province

It is cold at the top of the Chain of Talamanca.

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