Location of Poás Canton in Alajuela Province
|Founded||15 October 1901|
|• Total||73.84 km2 (28.51 sq mi)|
|Population (June 2013)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
The capital city of the canton is San Pedro.
The elongated canton sits among the ridges and valleys on the southern slope of Poás Volcano. The Río Poás and Río Poasito form its eastern border, while the Río Prendes and Río Tacares limit the canton to the west. Poás Volcano is the canton's northernmost point.
The canton was established by a decree of October 15, 1901. It was named for Poás Volcano.
- "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009.
- Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
- Estadísticas Vitales 2013 - INEC
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