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Montes de Oro

Escudo of the Province Puntarenas Costa Rica Canton No. 4:  Montes de Oro
Capital:  Montes de Oro
Size:  244.76 km2
Founded:  1915
Km from Miramar to San José:  109 km

Districts

Montes de Oro, Canton of Puntarenas Province District 1:  Mirimar City
District 2:  La Unión
District 3:  San Isidro

History

Montes de Oro, Canton of Puntarenas Province

Montes de Oro (Mountain of Gold) has to do with rich gold deposits in the mountains of the area. The canton seat is called Miramar which means “sea view”.

General Description

Montes de Oro, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The terrain is dry and stony. It is drained by the rivers Abangares and Barranca. In additional to the gold mines, there is farming of sugar cane, corn, coffee, rice, beans and friut.

Interesting Sites

Montes de Oro, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The city of Miramar is linked with Puntarenas and the interior of the country by the highway that arrives to Barranca.

Climate

Montes de Oro, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The average temperature is 26 Degrees Celcius.

Cantons of Puntarenas

Map of Puntarenas Province Costa Rica

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