El Guarco Canton
El Guarco is the name of the eighth canton
Cantons of Costa Rica
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 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 167.69 square kilometres (64.7 sq mi), and has a population of 36,291 (estimate as of 2003). The capital city of the canton is El Tejar
El Tejar del Guarco
The correct name is Tejar de El Guarco.Tejar is the capital city of the El Guarco Canton, in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica.Read news about Tejar, El Guarco and Cartago at...


El Guarco is an elongated canton that stretches southeast from its capital city to encompass a swatch of the Cordillera de Talamanca
Cordillera de Talamanca
The Cordillera de Talamanca is a mountain range that lies on the border between Costa Rica and Panama. Much of the range and the area around it is included in the La Amistad International Park, which also is shared between the two countries....

 (Talamanca Mountain Range). The Carretera Interamericana (Pan-American Highway
Pan-American Highway
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) delineates the canton's lengthy southwestern border.


The canton of El Guarco is subdivided into four districts
Districts of Costa Rica
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District Postal code Alt. (m) Area (km2) Pop. (2008) Coordinates
El Tejar 30801 6.06 09°50′46"N 83°56′25"W
Barrios (neighborhoods): Asunción, Barahona, Barrio Nuevo, Colonia, Chavarría, Sabana, Sabana Grande, San Rafael, Santa Gertrudis, Sauces, Silo, Viento Fresco
San Isidro 30802 129.68 09°49′48"N 83°57′14"W
Barrios (neighborhoods): Guatuso, Higuito, Potrerillos
Poblados (villages): Altamiradas, Alto San Francisco, Bajo Gloria, Bajos de León, Barrancas (part), Cangreja, Cañón (part), Casablanca, Casamata, Cascajal, Conventillo, Cruces, Cruz, Chonta (part), Damita, Dos Amigos, Empalme (part), Esperanza, Estrella, Guayabal (part), La Luchita, La Paz, Macho Gaff, Montserrat, Ojo de Agua (part), Palmital, Palmital Sur, Palo Verde, Paso Macho (part), Purires (part), Salsipuedes (part), San Cayetano, Surtubal, Tres de Junio, Vara del Roble
Tobosi 30803 21.12 09°50′21"N 83°59′08"W
Poblados (villages): Achiotillo, Barrancas, Bodocal, Garita, Purires, Tablón
Patio de Agua 30804 10.83 600 09°48′00"N 84°00′40"W
Poblados (villages): Bajo Zopilote, Caragral, Común
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