Pavón, Costa Rica

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Pavón
Pavón district
Pavón district location in Costa Rica
Pavón district location in Costa Rica
Pavón
Pavón district location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 8°17′53″N 83°01′07″W / 8.2980753°N 83.0186035°W / 8.2980753; -83.0186035Coordinates: 8°17′53″N 83°01′07″W / 8.2980753°N 83.0186035°W / 8.2980753; -83.0186035
Country Costa Rica
ProvincePuntarenas
CantonGolfito
Creation13 January 1993
Area
 • Total353.26 km2 (136.39 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,159
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Postal code
60704

Pavón is a district of the Golfito canton, in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.[1][2] The town, also known as Pavones, is located near the mouth of the Golfo Dulce.

History[edit]

Pavón was created on 13 January 1993 by Decreto Ejecutivo 21936-G.[2]

Geography[edit]

Pavón has an area of 353.26 km²[3] and an elevation of 40 metres.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20005,350
20116,15915.1%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos[4]
Centro Centroamericano de Población[5]

For the 2011 census, Pavón had a population of 6,159 inhabitants. [6]

Transportation[edit]

Road transportation[edit]

The district is covered by the following road routes:

Economy[edit]

It is around 15 km south of Playa Zancudo. The town is renowned as a surfer's haven with some of the best waves in the world. Sport fishing, hiking, bird watching, wildlife observation and yoga are also popular.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Declara oficial para efectos administrativos, la aprobación de la División Territorial Administrativa de la República N°41548-MGP". Sistema Costarricense de Información Jurídica (in Spanish). 19 March 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b División Territorial Administrativa de la República de Costa Rica (PDF) (in Spanish). Editorial Digital de la Imprenta Nacional. 8 March 2017. ISBN 978-9977-58-477-5.
  3. ^ "Área en kilómetros cuadrados, según provincia, cantón y distrito administrativo". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos" (in Spanish).
  5. ^ "Sistema de Consulta de a Bases de Datos Estadísticas". Centro Centroamericano de Población (in Spanish).
  6. ^ "Censo. 2011. Población total por zona y sexo, según provincia, cantón y distrito". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Pavones, South Puntarenas". GoVisitCostaRica.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.