León Cortés (canton)

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León Cortés
León Cortés Castro
Canton
Coat of arms of León Cortés
Coat of arms
León Cortés canton in San José province
León Cortés canton in San José province
Coordinates: 09°41′N 84°04′W / 9.683°N 84.067°W / 9.683; -84.067Coordinates: 09°41′N 84°04′W / 9.683°N 84.067°W / 9.683; -84.067
Country Costa Rica
Province San José
Established 29 March 1962
Named for León Cortés Castro
Capital San Pablo
Districts
Government
 • Alcalde Leonardo Quesada Durán (2010-2016) (PLN[1])
Area[2][3][4]
 • Total 120.80 km2 (46.64 sq mi)
Population (2010)[5]
 • Total 13,356
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)

León Cortés,[2] also known as León Cortés Castro,[3] is the 20th canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica.[3][6] The canton covers an area of 120.80 square kilometres (46.64 sq mi).[2][3][4] Its estimated population as of 2009 was 13,285.[2] The capital city of the canton is San Pablo.

The Quebrada Delicias and the Río Pirrís form major portions of the western and southern boundary, and the Río Tarrazú establishes the northern and eastern limits of the canton.

History[edit]

The Supreme Elections Tribunal of Costa Rica in a resolution of March 29, 1962, proclaimed the results of a plebiscite in the previous month that created the canton. An executive decree on June 12 delineated the portions of the surrounding cantons of Aserrí, Tarrazú, Dota and Desamparados that were to be included in the new canton. It is named in honor of former President León Cortés Castro of Costa Rica.[3]

Districts[edit]

The canton of León Cortés is subdivided into six districts (distritos):[3]

District Postal code Alt. (m) Area (km2) Pop. (2008) Coordinates
San Pablo 12001 1,542 20.93 4,450 09°41′08″N 84°02′32″W / 9.68556°N 84.04222°W / 9.68556; -84.04222 (San Pablo)
Barrios (neighborhoods): Estadio, La Clara, La Virgen, Los Ángeles, Sagrada Familia
Poblados (villages): Abejonal, Carrizales, Los Navarro, Montes de Oro, Rosario
San Andrés 12002 1,340 15.95 1,981 09°44′25″N 84°05′15″W / 9.74028°N 84.08750°W / 9.74028; -84.08750 (San Andrés)
Poblados (villages): Angostura (part), Bajo Gamboa, Higuerón, Llano Grande, Ojo de Agua (part), Rastrojales
Llano Bonito 12003 1,780 33.79 2,401 09°40′03″N 84°06′32″W / 9.66750°N 84.10889°W / 9.66750; -84.10889 (Llano Bonito)
Poblados (villages): Bajo Mora, Bajo Venegas (part), Concepción, San Francisco, San Luis, San Rafael Abajo, Santa Juana, Santa Rosa (part)
San Isidro 12004 1,640 18.68 1,631 09°40′40″N 84°04′35″W / 9.67778°N 84.07639°W / 9.67778; -84.07639 (San Isidro)
Poblados (villages): Alto Carrizal, Loma de la Altura, Santa Rosa (part), Trinidad
Santa Cruz 12005 1,650 21.47 1,798 09°44′04″N 84°01′35″W / 9.73444°N 84.02639°W / 9.73444; -84.02639 (Santa Cruz)
Poblados (villages): Cedral (part), Lucha (part), San Martín, Rincón Gamboa
San Antonio 12006 1,770 9.98 1,027 09°43′10″N 84°03′42″W / 9.71944°N 84.06167°W / 9.71944; -84.06167 (San Antonio)
Poblados (villages): Angostura (part), Cuesta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lista de alcaldes electos 2010 - 2016 en los comicios municipales" [List of mayors elected 2010 - 2016 in the municipal elections] (in Spanish). El País. 6 December 2010. Archived from the original on 9 December 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Annuario Estadístico 2009" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC). December 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "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. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  5. ^ "León Cortés Castro 1-20, San José" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Formacion y Estudios en Democracia. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cantones: León Cortés" (in Spanish). Guia Costa Rica. Retrieved 2 October 2011.