Coto Brus (canton)

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Coto Brus
The surrounding topography of San Vito
The surrounding topography of San Vito
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Location of Coto Brus Canton in Puntarenas Province
Location of Coto Brus Canton in Puntarenas Province
Coordinates: 08°53′41″N 82°54′58″W / 8.89472°N 82.91611°W / 8.89472; -82.91611Coordinates: 08°53′41″N 82°54′58″W / 8.89472°N 82.91611°W / 8.89472; -82.91611
Canton Coto Brus
Canton Coto Brus
Province Puntarenas
Country Costa Rica
Founded 10 December 1965
Government
 • Mayor Rafael Angel Navarro Umaña
Area
 • Total 933.91 km2 (360.58 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 43,660
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cotobruseño/a
Time zone UTC-6
Website www.cotobrus.net

Coto Brus is the eighth canton in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 933.91 km²,[1] and has a population of 43,660.[2] Its capital city is San Vito.

Geography[edit]

The upland canton shares its eastern border with Panama. The northern limit is high in the Cordillera de Talamanca, and the southwestern boundary runs through the Fila Zapote, one of many small coastal mountain ranges inland from Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

The canton of Coto Brus is subdivided into 5 distritos (districts).

  1. San Vito
  2. Sabalito
  3. Agua Buena
  4. Limoncito
  5. Pittier

History[edit]

The canton was created by law on December 10, 1965. more in https://web.archive.org/web/20101104232944/http://www.cotobrus.net/

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  2. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 - INEC