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Alajuela is a city in Costa Rica, about 20 kilometers west of San José, the country’s capital. Alajuela is the administrative center of the central region, the second most important province, and also the second most populated city in Costa Rica.
Alajuela has approximately 885,571 inhabitants and it is characterized by a tropical, rainy climate. A description of this Costa Rican city would be incomplete without mentioning its excellent mangos, which have earned Alajuela the nickname of “Mango City”.
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Monsignor Ángel San Casimiro Fernández. OAR
He made his solemn profession as a religious in the Order of the Augustinian Recollects (OAR) on September 4, 1964. He studied theology at the Seminary of the Recollects in Marcilla, Navarra (in Spain), where he was ordained a priest on October 7, 1995. He received his episcopal ordination from His Excellency Apostolic Nuncio D. Jacinto Berlocco on October 7, 1995. He was appointed as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Alajuela on July 3, 2007, and he took office on October 12 of the same year.

Region

Province of Alajuela and Heredia

Seat

Sweet Name, La Garita de Alajuela

Currency

Colón
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Country

Costa Rica

Language

Spanish

Total Area

9,758 km²

Population

885.571 inhabitants

Constituted Diocese on

1850

Father José Alfonso Benavides Gonzalez


Andrés Palacios Rodríguez


Fabio Rojas Picado