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Vásquez de Coronado

Escudo de la Provincia San José Canton No. 11:  Vásquez de Coronado
Capital:  San Isidro
Km from San Isidro to San José:  11 km
Size:  222.20 km2
Founded:  1910

Districts

Vásquez, Canton of the Province San José District 1:  San Isidro City
District 2:  San Rafael
District 3:  Jesús (Dulce Nombre)
District 4:  Patalillo
District 5:  Cascajal

History

Vásquez, Canton of the Province San José

In 1910, the canton was established with the name Juan Vásquez de Coronado in honor of the conquistador and governor who explored the region for the Spanish Kingdom. Tourists from all over come to see the gothic construction of the brick Catholic Church first built in 1878.

General Description

Vásquez, Canton of the Province San José

The town of San Isidro is located 9km NE from San JosVé on a plain 1385m above sea level. The canton is drained by the rivers, Durazno ("peach"), Cascaja, Blanco, Honduras, Virilla, Ipís and Agra.

The canton produces coffee, fruits (especially apples and peaches), vegetables, beef, milk and ornamental plants. It sends more milk to San José than any other canton.

Interesting Sites

Vásquez, Canton of the Province San José

Located in this canton is the headquarters of the International Institute of Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Clodomiro Picado Ssnake Zoo (which has a laboratory of producing snake-bite serum). But most important is the church, one of the finest works of art in the nation.

Climate

Vásquez, Canton of the Province San José

Its average temperature is a cool 18 degrees Celcius.

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