Jiménez (canton)

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Jiménez

Cantón

Location of Jiménez Canton in Cartago Province
Location of Jiménez Canton in Cartago Province
Country Costa Rica
Province Alajuela
Founded 19 August 1903
Area
 • Total 286.43 km2 (110.59 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 15,928
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)

Jiménez is the fourth canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica.[1] The canton covers an area of 286.43 square kilometres (110.59 sq mi),[2] and has a population of 15,928 (estimate as of 2013).[3]

The capital city of the canton is Juan Viñas.

Geography[edit]

The Turrialba River forms the northern boundary of the canton of Jiménez, with the Reventazón River and Atirro River establishing the eastern border and the Pejibaye River delineating a major portion of the canton's border on the west.

Districts[edit]

The canton of Jiménez is subdivided into three districts (distritos)[1]


District Population
Juan Viñas 7,010
Tucurrique 5,347
Pejibaye 3,571

History[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  3. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. - INEC


Coordinates: 9°53′38″N 83°44′46″W / 9.89389°N 83.74611°W / 9.89389; -83.74611