Montes de Oro (canton)

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Montes de Oro
Iglesia católica de Miramar. Cantón de Montes de Oro, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica.jpg
Location of Montes de Oro Canton in Puntarenas Province
Location of Montes de Oro Canton in Puntarenas Province
CountryCosta Rica
 • Total244,76 km2 (9,450 sq mi)
(June 2013)
 • Total13,259
 • Density0.54/km2 (1.4/sq mi)

Montes de Oro is the fourth canton in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 244.76 km²,[1] and has a population of 13,259.[2] Its capital city is Miramar.


The mountainous canton lies in the Cordillera de Tilarán northeast of the city of Puntarenas. It is limited on the north by the Río Aranjuez. The Río San Miguel and Río Tiacinto delineate the southern boundary.


The canton of Montes de Oro is subdivided into three districts (distritos):

  1. Miramar
  2. La Unión
  3. San Isidro


The canton was created by law on July 17, 1915.


  1. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  2. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine - INEC

Coordinates: 10°08′12″N 84°44′07″W / 10.13667°N 84.73528°W / 10.13667; -84.73528