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Turrubares

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 16:  Turrubares
Capital:  San Pablo
Km from San Pablo to San José:  61 km
Size:  415.29 km2
Founded:  1920

Districts

Turrubares, Canton of the Province San José District 1:  San Pablo
District 2:  San Pedro
District 3:  San Juan de Mata
District 4:  San Luis

History

Turrubares, Canton of the Province San José

It is believed that the name of the canton comes from the word Turruraba which evolved into Turrubara, the name of the chief that ruled the regiion at one time. The first settlers arrived from surrounding areas after 1850.

General Description

Turrubares, Canton of the Province San José

The area is drained by the rivers Río Grande de Tárcoles and Tusubres which run NE to SW. The principal products are corn, rice, beef, and sugarcane and aer sold in markets in Orotina and San José.

Interesting Sites

Turrubares, Canton of the Province San José

The main road goes from Santiago de Puriscal to Orotina. The canton overlaps the Turrubares Protected Zone and also covers most of the Carara Biological Reserve.

Climate

Turrubares, Canton of the Province San José

The climate in most parts is mildly warm but cool in high spots.

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