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Encyclopedia > Guanacaste Province

Guanacaste is a province of Costa Rica. The Guanacaste province belonged to Nicaragua during the Colonial period. It wasn't until after the nations of Central America gained independence from Spain that it was annexed and incorporated to Cost Rica on July 24, 1825.[1] The government recognizes this date as a National holiday even though the boundary lines weren't changed until 1858.[2] Map of Costa Rica highlighting the province Guanacaste File links The following pages link to this file: Guanacaste Province Categories: GFDL images ... Costa Rica consists of seven provinces: Alajuela (central; north of capital San José) Cartago Guanacaste (north-west) Heredia Limón (Caribbean coast) Puntarenas (south-west) San José (Area around capital) Ranked list by population (as of 2000) Ranked list by area Ranked list by population density Categories: Central America geography... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

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Geography

A beach in the Guanacaste Province.
A beach in the Guanacaste Province.

Guanacaste is located in the northwestern part of the country, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. To the north it borders Nicaragua. To the east is the Alajuela Province, and to the southeast is the Puntarenas Province. Guanacaste's capital is Liberia. The province covers an area of 10,141 km², and, as of 2000, had a population of 264,238. It is the most sparsely populated of all the provinces of Costa Rica. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Alajuela is a province of Costa Rica. ... Puntarenas is a province of Costa Rica. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Climate

Brahman cattle.
Brahman cattle.

Guanacaste's climate and culture are unique among Costa Rican provinces. The province experiences little rain and consistent heat from November to April. Tourists seek out this dry heat during the North American winter to enjoy the breathtaking Guanacastecan beaches. From May to October, the climate is similar to that of San José, consisting of showers daily and moderate temperatures. Guanacaste is, however, considerably warmer than provinces residing in higher elevations. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Rain is a type of precipitation which forms when separate drops of water fall to the Earths surface from clouds. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Nickname: Location of San José Canton between provinces Coordinates: , Country Costa Rica Province San José Province Canton San José Canton Founded c. ...


Demographics

Most of the population descends from a mix of Chorotega Native Americans, Spaniards and sub-Saharan Africans, namely Bantu slaves. Guanacastecan residents speak a dialect distinct from the rest of Costa Rica. As in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Guanacastecans use the usted conjugation upon initial meetings, instead of , but once they have established a friendship, Guanacastecans use the vos conjugation. The Guanacaste culture has been successfully integrated into the mainstream culture; amongst the main elements are their music,literature (folklore), musical instruments, bullfighting and religious events. Chorotega is the name of an indigenous people of Honduras and Costa Rica the ethnic population number around 795 according to the ethnologue 2000 survey[1]. The Chorotega language which was a member of the Manguean branch of the Oto-Manguean linguistic family is now extinct. ... Sub-Saharan Africa, Africa south of the Sahara Desert, is the term used to describe those countries of Africa that are not part of North Africa. ... Main article: Spanish verbs This is a paradigm of Spanish verbs, that is, a set of conjugation tables, for the model regular verbs and for some of the most common irregular verbs (see the article on Spanish irregular verbs for common patterns of irregularity that may help understanding this paradigm). ... A movie poster in Buenos Aires shows usage of vos. ...

Typical Costa Rican ox-drawn carts carry wood during an annual festival in Nicoya, Guanacaste.
Typical Costa Rican ox-drawn carts carry wood during an annual festival in Nicoya, Guanacaste.

Guanacaste is subdivided into 11 cantons (their capitals in parenthesis): This photo was taken in 2001 by an American exchange student during the annual Pica Leña event in Nicoya, Costa Rica. ... This photo was taken in 2001 by an American exchange student during the annual Pica Leña event in Nicoya, Costa Rica. ... A canton is a territorial subdivision of a country, e. ...

  1. Abangares (Las Juntas)
  2. Bagaces (Bagaces)
  3. Cañas (Cañas)
  4. Carrillo (Filadelfia)
  5. Hojancha (Hojancha)
  6. La Cruz (La Cruz)
  7. Liberia (Liberia)
  8. Nandayure (Carmona)
  9. Nicoya (Nicoya)
  10. Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz)
  11. Tilarán (Tilarán)
Typical headdress of Costa Rican oxen.
Typical headdress of Costa Rican oxen.

Abangares the seventh canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Bagaces is the fourth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Cañas is the sixth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Canas or Cañas may refer to: People: Antonio José Cañas, Salvadoran military officer, diplomat and politician Carlos Cañas Guillermo Cañas (born 1977), Argentine professional tennis player José Marín Cañas (1904–1980) Juan José Cañas (c. ... Carrillo is the fifth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Hojancha is the 11th canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... La Cruz is the tenth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Nandayure is the ninth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Nicoya is the second canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Nicoya is a town in Costa Rica, and one of its most important tourist zones. ... Santa Cruz is the name of the third canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Tilarán is the eighth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3456 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3456 pixel, file size: 2. ...

See also

Party flag Independent Guanacaste Party (in Spanish: Partido Guanacaste Independiente) is a political party in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.toenjoynature.com/COSTA_RICA/PROVINCES/GUANACASTE.HTML
  2. ^ http://elcentroverde.org/default.asp?contentID=518&page=Guanacoste

External links

  • Guanacaste Map
  • Tourist information about Guanacaste
  • Pictures of Guanacaste
  • Weather in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Information about Guanacaste, News, Pictures, Events, Arte and Tips

  Results from FactBites:
 
Guanacaste Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
Guanacaste is located in the northwestern part of the country, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
To the east is the Alajuela Province, and to the southeast is the Puntarenas Province.
The province covers an area of 10,141 km², and, as of 2000, had a population of 264,238.
Guanacaste province - definition of Guanacaste province in Encyclopedia (280 words)
To the west is the province Alajuela, to the south-east is the province Puntarenas.
The province covers an area of 10,141 km²;, and has a population of 264,238 (2000).
Guanacastecan residents are unique in culture and language among Costa Ricans, because the Guanacaste province to this day still resembles alot of Nicaraguan culture.
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