Blanco River, county of Pérez Zeledón. Most rivers in the province of San José are shallow, narrow and often run through mountainous terrain, making them impossible to navigate.
Cerro de la Muerte, southeast of the province
San José is the capital of Costa Rica. It is located in the central part of the country, and borders (clockwise beginning in the north) the provinces of Alajuela, Heredia, Limón, Cartago and Puntarenas. The provincial capital is San José. The province covers an area of 4,965.9 km². and has a population of 1,404,242.
The province of San José is subdivided into 20 cantons.