Oreamuno (canton)

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Oreamuno

Cantón

Location of Oreamuno Canton in Cartago Province
Location of Oreamuno Canton in Cartago Province
Country Costa Rica
Province Alajuela
Founded 17 August 1914
Capital San Rafael
Area
 • Total 202.31 km2 (78.11 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 47,081
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)

Oreamuno is the seventh canton in the province of Cartago in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 202.31 km²,[1] and has a population of 47,081.[2]

The capital city of the canton is San Rafael.

Geography[edit]

The canton extends from its suburban capital city of San Rafael northward into the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range). Irazú Volcano looms large in the northern reaches of the canton.

The canton of Oreamuno is subdivided into 5 distritos (districts).

  1. San Rafael
  2. Cot
  3. Potrero Cerrado
  4. Cipreses
  5. Santa Rosa

History[edit]

The canton was established by a decree of August 17, 1914.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  2. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 - INEC

Coordinates: 9°52′09″N 83°54′12″W / 9.86917°N 83.90333°W / 9.86917; -83.90333