Dota (canton)

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Iglesia Santa Maria. Dota. Costa Rica (1).jpg
Flag of Dota
Official seal of Dota
Location of Dota Canton in San José Province
Location of Dota Canton in San José Province
Coordinates: 9°35′10″N 83°54′26″W / 9.58611°N 83.90722°W / 9.58611; -83.90722
Country Costa Rica
Province San José
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,948

Dota is the 17th canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 400.22 square kilometres (154.53 sq mi),[1] and has a population of 6,940 (estimate as of 2003).[2] The capital city of the canton is Santa María.

The canton is delineated by the Río Savegre on the south and southeast, the Río Naranjo on the west and the Cordillera de Talamanca on the north and northeast.


The canton of Dota is subdivided into three districts (distritos):[3]

  1. Santa María
  2. Jardín
  3. Copey


The canton was established by law on July 23, 1925.


  1. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  2. ^ Estimates of Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), May 2003.
  3. ^ "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-08-02.