What does the name Heredia mean?


The name Heredia, which is Basque and comes from the Latin heredium for 'hereditary estate,' meant a place that could be passed on to the heirs of its tenant without reverting to the landlord's ownership.

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Heredia is the name of the first canton in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 282.60 square kilometres (109.11 sq mi), and has a population of 110,887 (estimate as of 2003). Its capital is the provincial capital city of Heredia, also known as Heredia Centro.

The canton includes the areas south and west of the capital city of Heredia as far as the Río Virilla and the General Cañas Freeway (Autopista General Cañas). The non-contiguous district of Varablanca, that includes a large portion of Braulio Carrillo National Park high in the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range), is also administered as part of Heredia Canton.

Heredia (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈɾeðja]) is a province of Costa Rica. It is located in the north-central part of the country. As a result, the province covers areas as diverse as the agriculture rich Northern plains as well as the more metropolitan areas like the city of Heredia located in the Central Valley. In addition, it boasts several major environmentally important areas such as the Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Sarapiqui River. To the north it borders Nicaragua, to the east is the province Limón, to the south the province San José, and to the west Alajuela. The capital is the city of Heredia.

The province covers an area of 2,657 km².

Basque (endonym: Euskara, IPA: [eus̺ˈkaɾa]) is the ancestral language of the Basque people, who inhabit the Basque Country, a region spanning an area in northeastern Spain and southwestern France. It is spoken by 27% of Basques in all territories (714,136 out of 2,648,998). Of these, 663,035 live in the Spanish part of the Basque country and the remaining 51,100 live in the French part. Basque is considered to be a language isolate.

In academic discussions of the distribution of Basque in Spain and France, it is customary to refer to three ancient provinces in France and four Spanish provinces. Native speakers are concentrated in a contiguous area including parts of the Spanish autonomous communities of the Basque Country and Navarre and in the western half of the French département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The Basque Autonomous Community is an administrative entity within the binational ethnographic Basque Country incorporating the traditional Spanish provinces of Biscay, Gipuzkoa, and Álava, which retain their existence as politico-administrative divisions.

In journalism, a human interest story is a feature story that discusses a person or people in an emotional way. It presents people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that brings about interest, sympathy or motivation in the reader or viewer.

Human interest stories may be "the story behind the story" about an event, organization, or otherwise faceless historical happening, such as about the life of an individual soldier during wartime, an interview with a survivor of a natural disaster, a random act of kindness or profile of someone known for a career achievement.


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