Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cartago. 1. A river and lagoon communicating with the Caribbean Sea, and situated near the northern extremity of the Mosquito coast. 2. An inland town of Costa Rica, of which it was the capital till its partial destruction in 1841, since which date it has much diminished both in number of inhabitants and in importance. The neighbouring volcano is 11,480 ft. high. 3. An inland city of Cauca in Colombia, situated near the junction of the Viejo with the Cauca. The climate is good, and there is a considerable trade in cattle, cocoa, coffee, fruits, and tobacco.