Desamparados

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Desamparados
City
One of the main streets in downtown Desamparados
One of the main streets in downtown Desamparados
Flag of Desamparados
Flag
Desamparados is located in Costa Rica
Desamparados
Desamparados
Coordinates: 09°54′N 84°04′W / 9.900°N 84.067°W / 9.900; -84.067Coordinates: 09°54′N 84°04′W / 9.900°N 84.067°W / 9.900; -84.067
Country Costa Rica
Province San José
Canton Desamparados
Area
 • Total 3.03 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Elevation 1,161 m (3,809 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 31,654
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zone -6

Desamparados is the capital city of Desamparados Canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica. It is also the name of the distrito (district) that includes the city. The district of Desamparados covers an area of 3.03 km²,[2] and has a population of 31,654.

The cathedral in downtown Desamparados

The suburban city lies at an elevation of 1,161 meters above sea level[2] on the southeastern edge of the national capital city of San José, 4.5 kilometers from the city center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". 
  2. ^ a b Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.