Puntarenas Province

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Puntarenas
Province
Flag of Puntarenas
Flag
Official seal of Puntarenas
Seal
Costa Rica Puntarenas.png
Coordinates: 9°58′N 84°50′W / 9.967°N 84.833°W / 9.967; -84.833Coordinates: 9°58′N 84°50′W / 9.967°N 84.833°W / 9.967; -84.833
Country Costa Rica
Capital city Puntarenas (pop. 102,504)
Largest city Puntarenas
Area
 • Total 11,266 km2 (4,350 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 410,929
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CR-P

Puntarenas is a province of Costa Rica. It is located in the western part of the country, covering most of Costa Rica's Pacific Ocean coast, and it is the largest province in Costa Rica. Clockwise from the northwest it borders on the provinces Guanacaste, Alajuela, San José and Limón, and the neighbouring country of Panama.

Overview[edit]

The capital is Puntarenas. The province covers an area of 11,266 square kilometres (4,350 sq mi), and has a population of 410,929.[1] It is subdivided into eleven cantons. For administrative purposes, the island Isla del Coco, 500 kilometres (310 mi) offshore in the Pacific Ocean, is considered a part of this province.

Canton (Capital):

  1. Puntarenas (Puntarenas)
  2. Esparza (Esparza)
  3. Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires)
  4. Montes de Oro (Miramar)
  5. Osa (Ciudad Cortés)
  6. Aguirre (Quepos)
  7. Golfito (Golfito)
  8. Coto Brus (San Vito)
  9. Parrita (Parrita)
  10. Corredores (Ciudad Neily)
  11. Garabito (Jacó)

Notable places[edit]

The Port of Caldera, located in the Puntarenas province, is Costa Rica's main port in the Pacific coast.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Puntarenas Province at Wikimedia Commons