Ciudad Quesada (San Carlos)
The official name of this village is Ciudad Quesada and is known as San Carlos, buses are usually marked with this name. It was created on the 26th of September 1911, it was converted into the tenth county of the province of Alajuela, and since then it has become a fine and prestigious village. With an extension of 3.347,98 Km2. Its climate is classified as tropical and rainy, mainly in the lower northern region, with an average yearly temperature of 25ºC. The highest areas to the south have a climate that is tropical and humid of 20ºC. The Pre-Columbian period that presently corresponds to San Carlos, it was inhabited by the indigenous. The name, according to popular stories, was because of Nicaraguans that came from San Carlos in Nicaragua, at the beginning of the XIX century and came into the area via the Río San Juan that the indigenous named Cutris, but the Nicaraguans named San Carlos, a name that previously referred to the region as a whole.
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