Cartago is the name of the first canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 287.77 square kilometres (111.11 sq mi), and has a population of 140,686 (estimate as of 2003). The city of Cartago is the capital city of the canton, and although, the provincial capital of province of Cartago.
Cartago is a T-shaped canton stretching southeast from its capital city to encompass a thin swatch of the Cordillera de Talamanca (Talamanca Mountain Range), and including portions of the Interamericana (Pan-American Highway).
- Carmen (El Carmen)
- San Nicolás (also known as Taras)
- Aguacaliente (also known as San Francisco)
- Guadalupe (also known as Arenilla)
- Tierra Blanca
- Dulce Nombre
- Llano Grande
Cartago was first mentioned as a canton in a decree dated December 7, 1848.
- "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009.
- Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
- Estimates of Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), May 2003.
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