Guanacaste Province facts for kids
|Province of Guanacaste
Provincia de Guanacaste
Landscape of Guanacaste
Location of the Province of Guanacaste
|• Total||10,140.71 km2 (3,915.35 sq mi)|
|• Density||32.24163/km2 (83.50543/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CR-G|
The Guanacaste province borders the provinces of Alajuela to the east,and Puntarenas to the southeast and southwest. The Pacific Ocean is to the south and to the west, and Nicaragua is to the north of the province.
|Puntarenas||Pacific Ocean (Gulf of Nicoya)||Puntarenas|
Guanacaste is the second largest province of Costa Rica, after the Puntarenas province, with an area of 10,140.71 km2 (3,915.35 sq mi).
The province is in the northwest of Costa Rica, along the Pacific Ocean. Most of the territory of the province is flat or with low hills. The Cordillera de Guanacaste ("Guanacaste mountain range") is on the border with the Alajuela; in this range are four important volcanos:
- Miravalles, 2,028 m (6,654 ft) high;
- Tenorio, 1,916 m (6,286 ft) high;
- Rincón de la Vieja, an active volcano, 1,806 m (5,925 ft) high; and
- Orosí, an inactive volcano, 1,440 m (4,720 ft) high.
The people of the province are known as Guanacastecos (women: Guanacastecas.
The Guanacaste province had a population, in 2011, of 326,953 for a population density of 32.2 inhabitants/km2, the province with the lower density. The canton of Liberia, with 62,987 inhabitants, is the canton with more inhabitants.
|3||Santa Cruz||Santa Cruz||9||55,104||1,312.27||42.0|
|5||Carrillo||Filadelfia de Guanacaste||4||37,122||577.54||64.3|
|10||La Cruz||La Cruz de Guanacaste||4||19,181||1,383.90||13.9|
Tourism is an important activity because the combination of beaches as Playas del Coco and Playa Tamarindo, and the sunny dry season that coincides with the winter months in northern latitudes. Many tourists also viste the national parks in the province.
Sugar mill in Filadelfia
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