Puerto Jiménez

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Puerto Jiménez
A restaurant in Puerto Jiménez
A restaurant in Puerto Jiménez
Puerto Jiménez district
Puerto Jiménez district location in Costa Rica
Puerto Jiménez district location in Costa Rica
Puerto Jiménez
Puerto Jiménez district location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 8°32′02″N 83°27′40″W / 8.5337766°N 83.4609779°W / 8.5337766; -83.4609779Coordinates: 8°32′02″N 83°27′40″W / 8.5337766°N 83.4609779°W / 8.5337766; -83.4609779
Country Costa Rica
ProvincePuntarenas
CantonGolfito
Government
 • SyndicRafael Ángel Godínez Muñoz (PLN)
 • Substitute syndicTeresa Gardela Argüello (PLN)
Area
 • Total722.56 km2 (278.98 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,789
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Postal code
60702

Puerto Jiménez is a district of the Golfito canton, in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.[1][2] It is also the largest town on the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. The town is located on the Golfo Dulce near the Corcovado National Park. Also near the town is the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, where sightings of scarlet macaws, toucans and trogóns are common.[3]

Geography[edit]

Puerto Jiménez has an area of 722.56 km²[4] and an elevation of 2 metres.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19501,173
19631,57834.5%
19732,23141.4%
19844,766113.6%
20006,10228.0%
20118,78944.0%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos[5]
Centro Centroamericano de Población[6]

For the 2011 census, Puerto Jiménez had a population of 8,789 inhabitants.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Road transportation[edit]

The district is covered by the following road routes:

Airport[edit]

The town is served by the Puerto Jiménez Airport. It is the third-busiest airport in Costa Rica, with 35,745 passengers in 2014.[8]

Economy[edit]

During the 1960s, Puerto Jiménez was a haven for gold mining and logging. Today it is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the national park, and has an active nightlife with several bars and restaurants.[3] The town also boasts a supermarket, several clothing and shoe stores, a bakery, an art gallery, and several other shops. There are several hotels and hostels in Puerto Jiménez, including Lunas Hostel, Cabinas Jimenez, and Crocodile Bay Resort.[9]

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ 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. ^ a b "Puerto Jiménez, South Puntarenas". GoVisitCostaRica.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Área en kilómetros cuadrados, según provincia, cantón y distrito administrativo". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos" (in Spanish).
  6. ^ "Sistema de Consulta de a Bases de Datos Estadísticas". Centro Centroamericano de Población (in Spanish).
  7. ^ "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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ DGAC Yearbook 2014 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Ronner, Abby. "Puerto Jimenez: Where the Junge is Your Backyard". Blue Osa. Retrieved August 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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