Turrialba (canton)

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Turrialba

Cantón

Location of Turrialba Canton in Cartago Province
Location of Turrialba Canton in Cartago Province
Country Costa Rica
Province Alajuela
Founded 19 August 1903
Capital Turrialba
Area
 • Total 1,642.67 km2 (634.24 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 73,064
 • Density 44/km2 (120/sq mi)

Turrialba is the name of the fifth canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica.[1] The canton covers an area of 1,642.67 square kilometres (634.24 sq mi).[1][2] Its estimated population as of 2013 was 73,064.[3] The canton's capital city is Turrialba.

Geography[edit]

Turrialba is the 11th largest canton among the 81 cantons that comprise Costa Rica. The Río Turrialba and Río Atirro establish major portions of the canton's western border, and the Río Chirripó delineates its long southeastern border. The region is home to the active Turrialba Volcano.

History[edit]

The canton was established by a decree of August 19, 1903.[1]

Districts[edit]

The canton of Turrialba is subdivided into 12 districts (distritos):[1]

  1. Turrialba [1]
  2. La Suiza [1]
  3. Peralta [1]
  4. Santa Cruz [1]
  5. Santa Teresita (created in 1968) [1]
  6. Pavones (created in 1968) [1]
  7. Tuis (created in 1968) [1]
  8. Tayutic (created in 1968) [1]
  9. Santa Rosa (created in 1968) [1]
  10. Tres Equis (created in 1994) [1]
  11. La Isabel (created in 2001) [1]
  12. Chirripó (created in 2001) [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  3. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 - INEC


Coordinates: 9°54′N 83°41′W / 9.900°N 83.683°W / 9.900; -83.683