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Heredia (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈɾeðja]) is a district in the Heredia canton of Heredia province, Costa Rica, as the seat of the municipality of Heredia canton, it is awarded the status of city, and in virtue of being the city of the first canton, it is the Province Capital of Heredia province as well. It is 10 kilometers to the north of the country's capital, San José.

Despite being the smallest province in the country, Heredia is the fourth most populated province in Costa Rica, with a total of 433,677 inhabitants, representing 10.08% of the country.

The city is home to one of the largest colleges in Costa Rica, the National University of Costa Rica, which accepts many international students.

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