Location of Cartago Canton in Cartago Province
|Founded||7 December 1848|
|• Total||287.77 km2 (111.11 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2013)|
|• Density||540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
Cartago is the name of the first canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 287.77 square kilometres (111.11 sq mi), and has a population of 154,82 (estimate as of 2013). The city of Cartago is the capital city of the canton, and although, the provincial capital of province of Cartago.
Cartago is a T-shaped canton stretching southeast from its capital city to encompass a thin swatch of the Cordillera de Talamanca (Talamanca Mountain Range), and including portions of the Interamericana (Pan-American Highway).
|Carmen (El Carmen)||18,207|
|San Nicolás (also known as Taras)||27,349|
|Aguacaliente (also known as San Francisco)||33,338|
|Guadalupe (also known as Arenilla)||15,338|
Cartago was first mentioned as a canton in a decree dated December 7, 1848.
- "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009.
- Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
- Estadísticas Vitales 2013 - INEC
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