Puerto Jiménez

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Puerto Jiménez
Ciudad de Puerto Jiménez
Puerto Jiménez is located in Costa Rica
Puerto Jiménez
Puerto Jiménez
Location in the province of Puntarenas
Coordinates: 8°33′N 83°19′W / 8.550°N 83.317°W / 8.550; -83.317
Country Costa Rica
Province Puntarenas
Canton Golfito
 • Syndic Rafael Ángel Godínez Muñoz (PLN)
 • Substitute syndic Teresa Gardela Argüello
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total around 8,000
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Website http://www.munipuntarenas.go.cr/

Puerto Jiménez is the largest town on the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica with a population of around 9,000. Located on the Golfo Dulce near Corcovado National Park, it is served by the Puerto Jiménez Airport. It is most famous for its gold mining and logging in the 1960s.

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Coordinates: 8°32′20″N 83°18′19″W / 08.538940°N 83.305272°W / 08.538940; -83.305272