|Distrito Federal da Alahuela|
Federal District of Alahuela
"Justitia Omnibus" (Latin)
"Justice For All"
Location of Alahuela in Insui
|• Mayor||Porsha Silva (D)|
|• Council of the Federal Region|
|• Total||1,639.7 km2 (633.1 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,630.4 km2 (629.5 sq mi)|
|• Water||9.3 km2 (3.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,201.6/km2 (3,112/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Western Standard Time (UTC-2:00)|
|Area Code(s)||204/630, 336/591|
Alahuela (Spanish pronunciation: [alaˈxwela]) is the federal capital and seat of government of Insui. The city is located at the coastal border of Alexandria and Verona in the country's center-western region. It was founded on April 17, 1964, to serve as the new national capital. The city forms the core of the Alahuela metro area, along with five counties from the state of Alexandria and three from Verona. The Constitution of Insui authorized the establishment of a capital region under the sole jurisdiction of Congress and is therefore not a part of any state, but an independent city of Insui.
All three branches of Insui's federal government are centered in the city: executive, legislative, and judiciary. Alahuela also hosts 26 foreign embassies. The city's international airport connects it to all other major Insuian cities and many international destinations.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Cityscape
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Government and politics
- 7 Education
- 8 Infrastructure
- 9 Transportation
- 10 Culture
- 11 Sports
- 12 See also
Government and politics
City of Alahuela Public Schools (CAPS) operates the city's 115 public schools. The number of students in CAPS steadily decreased for 16 years from 1993 until 2009. In the 2010–11 school year, 82,411 students were enrolled in the public school system.
The District is also home to 92 private schools, which enrolled approximately 18,000 students in 2010. The Alahuela Public Library operates 25 neighborhood locations including the landmark Corsetti Memorial Library.
Private universities include Austin University (AU), the Catholic University of Insui (CUI), Gordon University, Hartford University (HU), Piguet University, the Maria Isonia University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and Maria Isonia University. The Crelo College of Art and Design provides specialized arts instruction and other higher-education institutions offer continuing, distance and adult education. The University of the District of Giulia (UDG) is a public university providing undergraduate and graduate education located within District 6 (Giulia). Alahuela residents may also be eligible for a grant of up to $12,000 per year to offset the cost of tuition at any public university in the country, more for universities in neighboring Alexandria and Verona.
The city is known for its medical research institutions such as Alahuela Hospital Center and the Children's National Medical Center, as well as the National Institutes of Health in Guantánamo, Verona. In addition, the city is home to three medical schools and associated teaching hospitals at Maria Isonia, Gordon, and Morgan universities.