|Capital city||Cartago (pop. 156,600)|
|• Total||3,124 km2 (1,206 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CR-C|
Cartago, (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾˈtaɣo]), which means Carthage in Spanish, is a province of central Costa Rica. It is one of the smallest provinces, however probably the richest of the Spanish Colonial era sites and traditions.
The capital is Cartago; until 1823 it was also the capital of Costa Rica, which is now San José. The province covers an area of 3,124.61 km² and has a population of 490,903. It is subdivided into eight cantons and is connected to San José via a four-lane highway.
The highest peak is Cerro de la Muerte at 3,600 meters above sea level, and the lowest point of the province is Turrialba, which is 90 meters above sea level.
|Name||Capital||Area (km²)||Census 2000||Foundation Law|
|Cartago||Cartago||287.77||132,006||Law 36 of December 7, 1848|
|Paraíso||Paraíso||411.91||52,243||Law 36 of December 7, 1848|
|La Unión||Tres Ríos||44.83||80,664||Law 36 of December 7, 1848|
|Jiménez||Juan Viñas||286.43||14,103||Law 84 of August 19, 1903|
|Turrialba||Turrialba||1,642.67||68,495||Law 84 of August 19, 1903|
|Alvarado||Pacayas||81.06||12,160||Law 28 of July 9, 1908|
|Oreamuno||San Rafael||202.31||39,160||Law 68 of August 17, 1914|
|El Guarco||Tejar||167.69||34,092||Law 195 of July 26, 1939|
- Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
- Resultados Generales Censo 2011 p. 22
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