Location of Alvarado Canton in Cartago Province
|Founded||9 July 1908|
|• Total||81.06 km2 (31.30 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2013)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
The defunct Caribbean railway line delineates a portion of the southern boundary of the oval-shaped canton, along with the Río Reventazón. The Río Turrialba on the east and the Río Birrís on the west help establish the canton's northern limits, which reach into the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range).
The canton of Alvarado is subdivided into 3 distritos (districts).
The canton was established by a decree of July 9, 1908.
- Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
- Estadísticas Vitales 2013 - INEC
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