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Goicoechea

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 8:  Goicoechea
Capital:  Guadalupe
Km from Guadalupe to San José:  4 km
Size:  31.50 km2
Founded:  1891

Districts

Goicoechea, Canton of the Province San José District 1:  Guadalupe City
District 2:  San Francisco
District 3:  Calle Blancos
District 4:  Mata de Plátano
District 5:  Ipís
District 6:  Rancho Redondo
District 7:  Purral

History

Goicoechea, Canton of the Province San José

Goicoechea became a canton in 1981 with Guadalupe as its designated government seat. Goicoechea was named after a distinguished Franciscan priest Friar José Antonio de Liendo y Goicoechea. The early settlers made their homes in what is known today as Calle Blancos, the first road in the area.

General Description

Goicoechea, Canton of the Province San José

The terrain is relatively flat. Although the main crop of early farmers was tobacco, it is now coffee. This canton is drained by the rivers Torres, Purral, Tiribí, Ipís, Ozotal, Cangrjos, Patalillos, Patal, and Barreal.

Interesting Sites

Goicoechea, Canton of the Province San José

Goicoechea Canton, part of the greater Metropolitan Area, also has the Doctor Ricardo Jiménez Nuñez Clinic, the Avance Hydroelectric Plant, the historical and architectural landmark, the Women's Reformatory, the lookout point, Rancho Redondo, and even the Cordillera Volcánica Central Forest Reserve.

Climate

Goicoechea, Canton of the Province San José

It has an annual average temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.

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