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Aserrí

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 6:  Aserrí
Capital:  Asserí
Km from Aserrí to San José:  15 km
Size:  287.77 km2
Founded:  1848

Districts

Asserí, Canton of the Province San José District 1:  Aserrí City
District 2:  Tarbaca ( Praga )
District 3:  Vuelta de Jorco
District 4:  San Gabriel
District 5:  La Legua
District 6:  Monterrey
District 7: Salitrillos

History

Asserí, Canton of the Province San José

A town began to form in this area in the 18th Century, and in 1862 the canton was established. It was originally named after the Indian Chief Aczarrí who governed the region when the first Spanish settlers arrived. The present name has evolved from the name of the Indian Chief.

General Description

Asserí, Canton of the Province San José

In this canton are the Protedcted Zones of Caraigres abnd the Cerros of Ezcazú. South of the Aserrí District is a mineralization zone which covers 32% of the area of the canton.

Interesting Sites

Asserí, Canton of the Province San José

A good highway links this town to San José. A short distance southwest, a huge rock, nearly 30 meters long, appears to be precariously suspended in place so that it could come crashing into the town at any moment. At the foot of the rock is a cave, the source of some local superstition. Folklore has it that the witch, ña Zárate, who would frequently walk the slopes of the mountain guarding the treasures she had hidden there. The scenic location and splendid panoranic view make this a favorite tourist attraction.

Climate

Asserí, Canton of the Province San José

The climate is moderate and sometimes chilly.

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