- Turrialba Canton
Turrialba is the name of the fifth canton in the province of Cartago in
Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 1,642.67 km² [Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.] , and has a population of 73,161 [Estimates of Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), May 2003.] . The capital city of the canton is also called Turrialba.
Turrialba is the 11th largest canton among the 81 cantons that comprise Costa Rica. The Río Turrialba and Río Atirro establish major portions of the canton's western border, and the Río Chirripó delineates its long southeastern border.
The canton of Turrialba is subdivided into 10 distritos (districts).
# La Suiza
# Santa Cruz
# Santa Teresita
# Santa Rosa
# Tres Equis
The canton was established by a decree of August 19, 1903.
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