Orotina (canton)

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Official seal of Orotina
Location of Orotina Canton in Alajuela Province
Location of Orotina Canton in Alajuela Province
Country Costa Rica
Province Alajuela
 • Total 141.92 km2 (54.80 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 21,430
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)

Orotina is the ninth canton in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica.[1] The canton covers an area of 141.92 square kilometres (54.80 sq mi),[2] and has a population of 21.430 (estimate as of 2013).[3]

The capital city of the canton is also called Orotina.


The canton lies on the western side of the Coastal Mountain Range between the Río Jesús María and Río Machuca on the north and the Río Grande de Tárcoles on the south.


The canton of Orotina is subdivided into five districts (distritos):[1]

  1. Orotina
  2. Mastate
  3. Hacienda Vieja
  4. Coyolar
  5. La Ceiba


The canton was established by a decree of August 1, 1908.


  1. ^ a b "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  3. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 - INEC

Coordinates: 9°54′38″N 84°31′23″W / 9.91056°N 84.52306°W / 9.91056; -84.52306