Alajuela is a province in the north of Costa Rica on the border with Nicaragua. It covers an area of 9754 km ² and has a population of 848 146 ( 2011). The provincial capital is also called Alajuela.
Neighboring provinces are (clockwise) Heredia, San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste.
The province is divided into 15 cantons:
- Fernando Contreras Castro ( b. 1963 )
Alajuela | Cartago | Guanacaste | Heredia | Limón | Puntarenas | San José
- Province in Costa Rica
- Alajuela Province