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Heredia, Costa Rica

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Heredia

Heredia (hair-REY-dia), nicknamed the City of Flowers, is a pretty city by all measures. It is also Costa Rica's fourth-largest city, with a population of around 45,000, and home to one of the country's largest colleges, the National University of Costa Rica.

Heredia was originally established in 1706 as Cubujuquí,, a native Huetar Indian name. But nearly six decades later, in 1763, it was renamed Heredia in honor of a Guatemalan president, Alonso Fernández de Heredia. Later on it also became - and remains today - the capital of the province of the same name, Heredia.

Heredia is located approximately 11 km/6.8 miles northwest of San José, with good road signs into town from the highway next to the airport.

Last updated June 18, 2011
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