Tilarán

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Tilarán
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Tilarán
Location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°28′18″N84°58′09″W / 10.47167°N 84.96917°W / 10.47167; -84.96917
Country Costa Rica
Province Guanacaste
Canton Tilarán
Area
  Total 138.78 km2 (53.58 sq mi)
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (June 2013)
  Total 8,892
  Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Postal code50801

Tilarán is a small town in the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. It is the seat of the Tilarán Canton located in the hills overlooking the west shore of Lake Arenal. [1] The district has a population of around 2,500 people. [2]

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Guanacaste Province Province in Costa Rica

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It is connected by road to El Silencio, and via the 142 road down through the Cordillera de Tilarán hills to Tejona. [3] The area between Tilaran and Tejona is one of the most important wind farms in Costa Rica and turbines are prominent on the landscape. Animal husbandry also forms an important part of the local economy.

El Silencio, Costa Rica in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

El Silencio is a village and nature park in the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. It is located in the hills overlooking the west shore of Lake Arenal. El Silencio is a very good tropical forest area for viewing birds and monkeys. There are a few kilometres of trails for picture taking. The price to use the park is $14 USD. It is connected by road to Tilarán, which in turn connects via the 142 road town to Tejona.

Tejona in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Tejona is a village in the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. It is located on Lake Arenal and has a hydroelectric power station. Hotel Tilawa and skateboarding park as well as the Tilawa Viento Surf Center and Arenal Botanical Gardens are located nearby. Some 100 wind turbines, standing at 120 ft (35m) are located southwest of the village on the hills and supply electricity to the national grid. The wind farm is the largest in Central America with an annual production of up to 70MW. Electricity is sold to the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

The main religion is Roman Catholicism and the town lies at the center of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tilarán.

Notable people

Leonidas Flores Reyes is a retired Costa Rican professional footballer.

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References

  1. "Tilaran" . Retrieved 2015-03-28.
  2. Estadísticas Vitales 2013 Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine . - INEC
  3. Baker, C.P. (2005). Costa Rica. Dorling Kindersley Eye Witness Travel Guides. p. 150.