Alvarado Canton
Alvarado is the name of the sixth canton
Cantons of Costa Rica
This is a list of the cantons of Costa Rica.Cantons are the second-level administrative division of Costa Rica. The country's seven provinces are subdivided into 81 cantons , and these are further subdivided into districts .A unique feature of the cantons is that they are the only administrative...

 in the province of Cartago
Cartago Province
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 in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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. The canton covers an area of 81.06 km², and has a population of 13,078. 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).
  1. Pacayas
  2. Cervantes
  3. Capellades
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