ⓘ Cartago Province
The Cartago province is a landlocked province it does not border the ocean and is bordered on the east and north by the Limon province and on the south and west by the San Jose province.
Cartago is the second smallest province of Costa Rica, only the Heredia province is smaller. It has an area of 3.124.67 km 2 1.206.44 sq mi.
There are two mountain ranges in the province: the Cordillera "Central mountain range", also known as Volcanic Central mountain range, and the Talamanca mountain range.
There are several volcanoes in the province; among them are the Irazu, 3.432 m 11.260 ft high, and the Turrialba, 3.340 m 10.960 ft high.
Some rivers in the province are Reventado, Reventazon, Palomo, Grande de Orosi, Macho, Tiribi, Chirripo, Tuis and Pejibaye.
A person from the province is known as cartagines woman: cartaginesa.
The Cartago province had a population, in 2011, of 490.903 for a population density of 157.1 inhabitants/km 2. The canton of Cartago, with 147.898 inhabitants, is the canton with more inhabitants.
Evolution of the population in Cartago
An important economic activity in the province is farming. Important crops in the province are potato, coffee, sugarcane, Macadamia nut, pejibaye and ornamental plants.
Cartago has attracted many export-orientated manufacturing companies, especially within the industrial zone, the largest in the country.
There are eight dams in the province to produce hydroelectricity.