La Unión (canton)

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La Unión
Canton
Coat of arms of La Unión
Coat of arms
Location of La Union Canton in Cartago Province
Location of La Union Canton in Cartago Province
Coordinates: 09°54′49″N 83°59′51″W / 9.91361°N 83.99750°W / 9.91361; -83.99750Coordinates: 09°54′49″N 83°59′51″W / 9.91361°N 83.99750°W / 9.91361; -83.99750
Country Costa Rica
Province Cartago
Established December 7, 1848
Capital Tres Ríos
Districts
Area[2]
 • Total 44.83 km2 (17.31 sq mi)
Population (2013)[3]
 • Total 103,865
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)

La Unión is the third canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica.[1] The canton covers an area of 44.83 km2 (17.31 sq mi),[2] and has a population of 85,506 (estimate as of 2003).[3]

The capital city of the canton is Tres Ríos.

Geography[edit]

La Unión is a compact canton situated midway between the national capital of San José and the former colonial capital city of Cartago.

Districts[edit]

The canton of La Unión is subdivided into eight districts (distritos)[1]

  1. Tres Ríos
  2. San Diego
  3. San Juan
  4. San Rafael
  5. Concepción
  6. Dulce Nombre
  7. San Ramón
  8. Río Azul

History[edit]

La Unión was first mentioned as a canton in a decree dated December 7, 1848.

Education[edit]

The Lycée Franco Costaricien (Liceo Franco Costarricense), a French international school, is in Tres Ríos District, La Unión.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ a b Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  3. ^ a b Estimates of Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), May 2003.
  4. ^ "Contactez-nous"/"Contactos." Lycée Franco Costaricien. Retrieved on March 15, 2015. "De la casa de Don José Figueres, 4.5 Km. Noreste, carretera a Concepción de Tres Ríos"