Jiménez (canton)

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Location of Jiménez Canton in Cartago Province
Location of Jiménez Canton in Cartago Province
CountryCosta Rica
Founded19 August 1903
 • Total286.43 km2 (110.59 sq mi)
 (June 2013)
 • Total15,928
 • Density56/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.


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.


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

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


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


  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