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León Cortés Castro

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 20:  León Cortés Castro
Capital:  León Cortés
Km from San Pablo to San José:  74 km
Size:  120,80 km2
Founded:  1962

Districts

León Cortés, Canton of the Province San José District 1:  San Pablo City
District 2:  San Andrés
District 3:  Llano Bonito
District 4:  San Isidro
District 5:  Santa Cruz
District 6:  San Antonio

History

León Cortés, Canton of the Province San José

The canton was completely inhabited by Indians during pre-Colombian times and was not settled until the second half of the 20th Century. It offically became a canton in 1962 and was named after former President Leon Cortés Castro in gratitude for his support in the area.

General Description

León Cortés, Canton of the Province San José

The canton is drained by the Pirrís and Tarrazú Rivers. Its main products are coffee, hemp and beef.

Interesting Sites

León Cortés, Canton of the Province San José

The cantons Dota, Tarrazú and Leó Cortés are similar and often referred to as "Los Santos" ("The Saints" - Saint Mary, Saint Mark, and Saint Paul).

Climate

León Cortés, Canton of the Province San José

Its average temperature is a pleasant 20 degrees C (68 F).

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