Name change to Quepos gets final approval in legislature

Lawmakers passed for the second and final time Tuesday a bill that changes the name of the canton of Aguirre to Quepos. The city of Quepos is the major community in the canton.

The central Pacific canton now bears the name of a casualty in the 1948 civil war. The word Quepos is believed to be the name of a native tribe that inhabited the area before the Spanish arrival.

The measure got first approval Thursday. Now it goes to President Luis Guillermo Solís for his signature.

Lawmakers said that the name change was supported by business and tourism groups in the canton.

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