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Puntarenas

Puntarenas is province number 6 of Costa Rica, located in its western zone and covering most of the Pacific coast of the country. It limits with the provinces of Guanacaste, Alajuela, San José, Limón and with Panama. It has an area of ​​11,266 km², which makes it the largest province in Costa Rica. It is divided into 11 cantons and 60 districts. According to the 2011 census conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Census, the total population of the province of Puntarenas was 410,929 inhabitants.54.7% of the population is considered as an urban population.

In that same census it was determined that there were 119,302 occupied dwellings, of which 49.3% were in good condition and in 7.3% of the dwellings there were problems of overcrowding. Other demographic data: Literacy: 96.2%. Average schooling: 7.2 years. Population born abroad: 5.9% Its capital is the city of Puntarenas, which is located on a land language several kilometers long and 400 meters wide, flanked by a stream on one side, and the Pacific Ocean, for the other. Other important towns are Caldera - the main commercial port of the country through the Pacific,- Jacó, Parrita, Quepos, Ciudad Cortés and Golfito.

The territory of the province of Puntarenas extends from the southeastern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula to the northwest, to the Burica Point, on the border with Panama, and encompassing several islands of the Pacific Ocean, such as the Gulf of Nicoya archipelago, and the Isla del Coco, located 550 km southwest of the Osa Peninsula. The province has a varied relief, including high mountains, valleys, beaches and coastal landscapes. Puntarenas has a rugged coastline, which gives rise to numerous beaches and bays that make the province attractive for tourism. Its climate is tropical dry, with two well-defined seasons. It has numerous areas and protected areas of great biological wealth, such as Cabo Blanco, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde and Corcovado. The economy of the province includes trade, the service sector, tourism, agricultural activities, mining, fishing and port activity. The region of the province of Puntarenas was inhabited from pre-Columbian times, by indigenous Chorotegas of Mesoamerican culture, in the northwest, and by indigenous societies of culture of the Intermediate Area, mainly in the South Pacific.

These towns left important cultural contributions to the country, highlighting the stone spheres, symbols of Costa Rica. At present, there are numerous indigenous reserves in the southeast of the country that preserve a large part of their traditions, mainly in the cantons of Coto Brus and Buenos Aires of Puntarenas. The city of Puntarenas, known as "the pearl of the Pacific", was the main port of the country for much of its history, it became a National Bath in 1940, and today it continues to be a main point of reference of the Costa del Sol. Costa Rican Pacific. The presence of numerous cultural traditions throughout its history, both of native peoples and immigrants, makes the culture of the province of Puntarenas one of the richest, varied and recognizable in Costa Rica.