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Belia Engracia Cabezas Araya

Belia Engracia Cabezas Araya is a Costa Rican supercentenarian whose age is currently pending by the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS).


Cabezas Araya was born in Ángeles de San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica, on 30 August 1913, as the fifth daughter born to parents Eleodoro Cabezas Quesada and Amada Ester Araya Salas. Her paternal grandfather was José Gabriel Cabezas Alfaro (1815–1917), one of the founders of Ángeles de San Ramón, and a veteran of the Second Battle of Rivas.

Cabezas Araya never married nor had children.

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Her age was listed as a pending validation by the LAS as of 3 September 2022.

Cabezas Araya is currently the second-oldest (known) living person in Costa Rica, behind Marita Camacho Quirós.

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* “Cumpleaños 109 de una bella abuelita Cabezas” – Facebook (Familia Cabezas – Costa Rica), 30 August 2022