Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí

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Puerto Viejo
Puerto Viejo district
Puerto Viejo district location in Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo district location in Costa Rica
Puerto Viejo
Puerto Viejo district location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°34′25″N 83°57′17″W / 10.5737236°N 83.9547925°W / 10.5737236; -83.9547925Coordinates: 10°34′25″N 83°57′17″W / 10.5737236°N 83.9547925°W / 10.5737236; -83.9547925
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceHeredia
CantonSarapiquí
Area
 • Total428.17 km2 (165.32 sq mi)
Elevation
37 m (121 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total20,184
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Postal code
41001
ClimateAf

Puerto Viejo is a district of the Sarapiquí canton, in the Heredia province of Costa Rica.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Puerto Viejo has an area of 428.17 km²[3] and an elevation of 37 metres.[1]

The zone is of flat topography and is furrowed of mighty rivers of course rambling, being the main one the Sucio River.

It is located in the northern region of the country. It limits to the north with Nicaragua, to the south with the district of Vara Blanca, to the east with the province of Limón and to the west with the province of Alajuela.

Its head, a small city with the same name, is Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, located 82 km north of the city of Heredia and 86 km from San Jose, the capital of the country, near the point of convergence of the Sarapiquí and Puerto Viejo rivers.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1883243
189247193.8%
19275159.3%
19502,169321.2%
19634,856123.9%
19732,274−53.2%
19844,10780.6%
200016,272296.2%
201120,18424.0%

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

For the 2011 census, Puerto Viejo had a population of 20,184 inhabitants.[6]

Settlements[edit]

The district includes the following population centers:

  • Achiote
  • Ahogados
  • Arbolitos (part)
  • Arrepentidos
  • Boca Ceiba
  • Boca Río Sucio
  • Bun
  • Cabezas
  • Canfín
  • Caño Negro
  • Cerro Negro (Part)
  • Cocobolo
  • Colina (neighborhood)
  • Colonia San José
  • Coyol
  • Cristo Rey
  • Chilamate (part)
  • El Amigo
  • El Jardín (neighborhood)
  • El Jardín
  • El Progreso
  • Estrellales
  • Gacelas
  • Gavilán
  • Guayacán
  • Jormo
  • La Chiripa
  • La Esperanza
  • La Gata
  • La Guaria
  • La Rebusca
  • Las Marías
  • Las Orquídeas
  • Loma Linda
  • Loma Linda (neighborhood)
  • Los Lirios
  • Malinche
  • Media Vuelta
  • Medias (part)
  • Muelle
  • Naranjal I
  • Naranjal II
  • Nogal
  • Pavas
  • Rojomaca
  • San José
  • San Julián
  • Tres Rosales
  • Trinidad
  • Vega de Sardinal (part)
  • Villa Tiberia
  • Zapote
  • Zurquí

Transportation[edit]

Road transportation[edit]

The district is covered by the following road routes:

Economy[edit]

The main sources of income in the area are agriculture (pineapple, banana, sugar cane and cattle) and tourism. There are a number of hotels and tourist lodges in the vicinity. That is as the La Selva Biological Station. Puerto Viejo has several banks, supermarkets, a clinic and a number of small family businesses ranging from bakeries to beauty salons to cybercafés. The natural environment and biodiversity of the area, located in the Caribbean lowlands, make it a destination for ecotourists and birdwatchers.[citation needed]

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. ^ 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.