San Isidro de El General

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San Isidro de El General
Central Church of San Isidro de El General
Central Church of San Isidro de El General
San Isidro de El General is located in Costa Rica
San Isidro de El General
San Isidro de El General
Location within Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°22′32″N 83°42′19″W / 9.37556°N 83.70528°W / 9.37556; -83.70528Coordinates: 9°22′32″N 83°42′19″W / 9.37556°N 83.70528°W / 9.37556; -83.70528
Country Costa RicaCosta Rica
Province San José Province
Canton Pérez Zeledón Canton
Founded ca. 1892
Area
 • Total 197 km2 (76 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 45,327[1]
 • Demonym Generaleño/a
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
Postal code 10901

San Isidro de El General (Spanish pronunciation: [san iˈsiðɾo ðe el xeneˈɾal]) is the first district of the canton of Pérez Zeledón, in the southern part of the province of San José in Costa Rica, as well as the name of said district's main city.

San Isidro de El General is the most populous city in the Brunca region. It is located at 130 km from San José and 212 km from Paso Canoas, a border town with Panama.

History[edit]

Culture[edit]

Music[edit]

The city hosts a public school of symphony[clarification needed] named: Escuela de Música Sinfónica de Pérez Zeledón,[dead link] which has received national recognition. This institution is sponsored by the National University of Costa Rica through its Brunca region campus. The National University developed the idea in 1992 and by holding several fundraisers were able to establish the school; which was inaugurated in 1994 with forty students and five teachers.

At present, the school is located in a wooden building borrowed from the municipal government. With 12 teachers and 22 teaching assistants, the public school of symphony serves a population of 180 students from ages 5 to 24. Music professionals graduated from this school have become music teachers in the region. Consequently, this project and music itself has helped improve the quality of life of young people.

Cultural center[edit]

The city also harbors a cultural complex which serves various purposes for a number of activities such as music concerts and theatrical plays.

Public library[edit]

Adjacent to the cultural complex building is the city's public library, which serves as the headquarters of an organization which groups the region's writers. The library is also home to two municipal art schools.

Sports[edit]

The city's major football club is Municipal Pérez Zeledón, which plays at the Estadio Municipal Pérez Zeledón. It shares the stadium with AS Puma Generaleña.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2015-12-23., Official census Excel document in Spanish detailing the population according to province, canton, and district (in this case, Search: San Isidro de El General.