|Capital city||Cartago (pop. 156,600)|
|• Total||3,124.61 km2 (1,206.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CR-C|
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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.
|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|
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
- Resultados Generales Censo 2011 Archived 2012-10-21 at the Wayback Machine p. 22
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