Paraíso, Costa Rica

district in Paraíso canton, Cartago province, Costa Rica

Paraíso (Spanish pronunciation: [paɾaˈiso]) is a small city in Costa Rica, located 8 km southeast of Cartago.[1] It is a tourist attraction due to its exceptionally beautiful surrounding locales. It was founded in 1823.[2]

Paraíso
City
Lancaster Botanical Garden
Lancaster Botanical Garden
Paraíso is located in Costa Rica
Paraíso
Paraíso
Coordinates: 9°50′19″N 83°51′54″W / 9.83861°N 83.86500°W / 9.83861; -83.86500Coordinates: 9°50′19″N 83°51′54″W / 9.83861°N 83.86500°W / 9.83861; -83.86500
CountryCosta Rica
ProvinceCartago
CantonParaíso
Founded1823
Area
 • Total10.08 km2 (3.89 sq mi)
Elevation
1,279 m (4,196 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total50,751
 • Density5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone-6
ClimateAm

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Paraiso, Cartago". Retrieved 2007-06-20.
  2. Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer, 1952 Edition, p. 1428