Quesada, San Carlos

district in San Carlos canton, Alajuela province, Costa Rica

Ciudad Quesada (Quesada City) is a city in Costa Rica. It is the capital of the district of Quesada in the San Carlos canton of Alajuela. Ciudad Quesada is the official name (formerly La Unión[1]) but is commonly called San Carlos (like the canton). Ciudad Quesada is the most populated city of the canton of San Carlos.[2]

Ciudad Quesada
Ciudad Quesada is located in Costa Rica
Ciudad Quesada
Ciudad Quesada
Coordinates: 10°19′25″N 84°25′37″W / 10.32361°N 84.42694°W / 10.32361; -84.42694
Country Costa Rica
CantonSan Carlos
CitySeptember 26, 1991
 • SyndicAdolfo Enrique Vargas Aragonés (CUSC)
 • Total145.3 km2 (56.1 sq mi)
656 m (2,152 ft)
 • Total43,399
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00

The city is the region's economic and political center.[1] Ciudad Quesada and the neighboring area produces 65% of all the milk that the nation of Costa Rica uses.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [1], Spanish.
  2. [2] Archived 2015-11-20 at the Wayback Machine, See CO1, in Spanish.