Heredia is a rapidly industrializing city in central Costa Rica, just 10 km to the north of the capital, San José. Situated 1,150 m (3,773 ft) above sea level, it has a population of 43,000 people (2011 estimate). It is the location of the National University of Costa Rica, one of the biggest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the country.
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Iglesia de los Ángeles, Heredia, Costa Rica
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More on HerediaIts location in the highlands provides Heredia with a pleasant climate. The coldest temperature is from January to March, with an average low of 14.6°C (58.3°F). Warmest months are July to September, with average high of 24.8°C (76.6°F) or more.
Heredia was founded in 1705 by settlers relocating from Cartago. The area has been inhabited by the Huetares tribe before the arrival of the Spaniards. The site was known as Alvirilla. A few years later, the settlers relocated to another nearby site called Cubujuquí.
In 1736 it received its parish church, the Iglesia de la Inmaculada. Then in 1763, it received its first school, run by the church. In 1764, Cubujuquí was granted town status, and it changed its name to Heredia, in honor of President Alonso Fernández de Heredia.
El Fontin Monument, Heredia
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The Flores family dominated the political scene in Heredia from the turn of the 19th century through much of the 20th century. This has caused tourism campaigns to market the city as Ciudad de las Flores, meaning City of Flowers, even though the city is not particularly noted for any particular blossoms.
Visiting HerediaBeing in the metropolitan area of San José, Heredia can be reached by bus from the capital.
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