Alahuela

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Alahuela, DF
Federal capital
Distrito Federal da Alahuela
Federal District of Alahuela
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Flag of Alahuela, DF
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Coat of arms of Alahuela, DF
Coat of arms
Motto:
"Justitia Omnibus" (Latin)
"Justice For All"
Location of Alahuela in Insui
Location of Alahuela in Insui
Country  Insui
Established 1710
Government
 • Mayor Porsha Silva (D)
 • Council of the Federal Region
Area
 • 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)
Population
 • Total 1,970,183
 • Density 1,201.6/km2 (3,112/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Alahuense
Time zone Western Standard Time (UTC-2:00)
Zip Code(s) 01001-01526
Area Code(s) 204/630, 336/591
Website www.alahuela.gov

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.

History

Background

Construction

Twenty-first century

Geography

Climate

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Localities (districts)

Cityscape

Demographics

Crime

Religion

Economy

Industries

Services

Tourism

Government and politics

Education

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.

Higher education

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.

Infrastructure

Utilities

Transportation

Airports

Metro system

Culture

Cultural history

Architecture

Libraries and archives

Museums and galleries

Theater and arts

Religion

Cuisine

Parks and recreation

Sports

Sports teams

See also