- Alvarado Canton
Alvarado is the name of the sixth canton in the province of Cartago in
Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 81.06 km² [Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.] , and has a population of 13,078 [Estimates of Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), May 2003.] . The capital city of the canton is Pacayas.
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.
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