Fun Facts About San Ramón and Costa Rica: Home of Organic Communities

  • San Ramón (pop. ~60,000) was declared a city in 1902.
  • Costa Rica is less than 20,000 square miles total.
  • Jose (Don Pepe) Figueres Ferrer established a new constitution in 1949, abolishing the military and he was a San Ramón native!
  • Four other presidents were born in San Ramón, as well as three of the country’s most well known poets, leading to the moniker “the city of Poets and Presidents.”
  • Costa Rica achieved independance from Spain in 1823.
  • San Ramón accounts for 2% of the total area of Costa Rica.
  • The city’s original system of illumination featured kerosen lamps, and was installed in 1879. It was replaced with electric bulbs in 1907. The city’s water pipeline system was inaugurated in 1911
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