San José (canton)

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San José
Canton
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Flag of San José
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Coat of arms of San José
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Etymology: From Saint Joseph
Nickname(s): Chepe
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Country Costa Rica
Province San José
Capital San José
Districts 11 districts
Founded December 7, 1848
Local Celebration March 19, Saint Joseph's Day
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Johnny Araya (PLN)
Area
 • Total 44.62 km2 (17.23 sq mi)
Elevation 1,160 m (3,810 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 288,054
 • Density 6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC
Website Official Website

Coordinates: 09°56′N 084°05′W / 9.933°N 84.083°W / 9.933; -84.083 (San José) San José is the first canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 44.62 km² and has a population of 288,054[2] (6,455.71 inhabitants per km²). It includes the national capital city of San José.

The canton lies on a fertile plain at the southern end of the Central Valley (Valle Central). The "Río Virilla" and "Río Torres" form the border on the north, while the Río Tiribí marks the southern boundary. The canton encompasses San José Centro, although the Greater Metropolitan Area reaches far beyond in all directions.

Elevation averages 1,290 meters above sea level.

The Mayor of San José Canton is Sandra García Pérez (Partido Liberación Nacional).

Demographics[edit]

Costa Rica 2011 Census appoints that the canton had 288,054 inhabitants, most of them living in neighbouring distritos of city center (the distritos of El Carmen, Merced, Hospital, and Catedral are commonly recognized as downtown; only 18% of the canton population inhabits these distritos).

San José had, in 2011, 0.90 men per woman. In 2000 the province had a 100% of urban population. 17.33% of its inhabitants are under 10 years old, and 7.67% over 65.

Districts[edit]

Districts of San José canton:
1. Carmen
2. Merced
3. Hospital
4. Catedral
5. Zapote
6. San Francisco de Dos Ríos
7. La Uruca
8. Mata Redonda
9. Pavas
10. Hatillo
11. San Sebastián

The canton of San José is subdivided into 11 districts (distritos):[3]

District Postal code Alt. (m) Area (km2) Pop. (2011) Coordinates
Carmen 10101 1,156 1.49 2,702 09°56′08″N 84°04′30″W / 9.93556°N 84.07500°W / 9.93556; -84.07500 (Carmen)
Barrios: Amón, Aranjuez, California (part), Carmen, Empalme, Escalante, Otoya
Merced 10102 1,154 2.29 12,257 09°56′11″N 84°04′58″W / 9.93639°N 84.08278°W / 9.93639; -84.08278 (Merced)
Barrios: Bajos de la Unión, Claret, Cocacola, Iglesias Flores, Mantica, México, Paso de la Vaca, Pitahaya
Hospital 10103 1,160 3.38 19,270 09°56′00″N 84°05′01″W / 9.93333°N 84.08361°W / 9.93333; -84.08361 (Hospital)
Barrios: Almendares, Ángeles, Bolívar, Carit, Colón (part), Corazón de Jesús, Cristo Rey, Cuba, Dolorosa (part), Merced, Pacífico (part), Pinos, Salubridad, San Bosco, San Francisco, Santa Lucía, Silos
Catedral 10104 1,161 2.31 12,936 09°55′28″N 84°04′31″W / 9.92444°N 84.07528°W / 9.92444; -84.07528 (Catedral)
Barrios: Bellavista, California (part), Carlos María Jiménez, Dolorosa (part), Dos Pinos, Francisco Peralta (part), González Lahmann, González Víquez, Güell, La Cruz, Lomas de Ocloro, Luján, Milflor, Naciones Unidas, Pacífico (part), San Cayetano (part), Soledad, Tabacalera, Vasconia
Zapote 10105 1,176 2.85 18,679 09°55′12″N 84°03′12″W / 9.92000°N 84.05333°W / 9.92000; -84.05333 (Zapote)
Barrios: Alborada, Calderón Muñoz, Cerrito, Córdoba, Gloria, Jardín, Luisas, Mangos, Montealegre, Moreno Cañas, Quesada Durán, San Dimas, San Gerardo (part), Trébol, Ujarrás, Vista Hermosa, Yoses Sur, Zapote (center)
San Francisco
de Dos Ríos
10106 1,168 2.68 20,209 09°54′28″N 84°03′18″W / 9.90778°N 84.05500°W / 9.90778; -84.05500 (San Francisco de Dos Ríos)
Barrios: Ahogados (part), Bosque, Cabañas, Camelias, Coopeguaria, Faro, Fátima, Hispano, I Griega, Lincoln, Lomas de San Francisco, Maalot, Méndez, Pacífica, San Francisco de Dos Ríos (center), Sauces, Saucitos, Zurquí
Uruca 10107 1,112 8.35 31,728 09°56′55″N 84°05′56″W / 9.94861°N 84.09889°W / 9.94861; -84.09889 (Uruca)
Barrios: Alborada, Ánimas, Árboles, Bajos del Torres, Carranza, Corazón de Jesús, Cristal, Carvajal Castro, Jardines de Autopista, La Caja, La Carpio, Magnolia, Marimil, Monserrat, Peregrina, Robledal, Rossiter Carballo, Santander, Saturno, Uruca (center), Vuelta del Virilla
Mata Redonda 10108 1,125 3.68 8,313 09°56′11″N 84°06′28″W / 9.93639°N 84.10778°W / 9.93639; -84.10778 (Mata Redonda)
Barrios: Américas, Bajo Cañada (part), Balcón Verde, Colón (part), Del Pino, Holanda, La Luisa, La Salle, Lomalinda, Morenos, Niza, Rancho Luna, Rohrmoser (part), Roma, Sabana, Tovar
Pavas 10109 1,044 9.34 71,384 09°56′33″N 84°07′49″W / 9.94250°N 84.13028°W / 9.94250; -84.13028 (Pavas)
Barrios: Alfa, Asturias, Asunción, Bribrí, Favorita Norte, Favorita Sur, Galicia, Geroma, Hispania, Libertad, Lomas del Río, Llanos del Sol, María Reina, Metrópolis, Navarra, Pavas (center), Pueblo Nuevo, Residencial del Oeste, Rincón Grande, Rohrmoser (part), Rotonda, San Pedro, Santa Bárbara, Santa Catalina, Santa Fé, Triángulo, Villa Esperanza
Hatillo 10110 1,125 4.27 50,511 09°54′58″N 84°05′47″W / 9.91611°N 84.09639°W / 9.91611; -84.09639 (Hatillo)
Barrios: Bajo Cañada (part), Belgrano, Hatillo Centro, Hatillo 1, Hatillo 2, Hatillo 3, Hatillo 4, Hatillo 5, Hatillo 6, Hatillo 7, Hatillo 8, Quince de Setiembre, Sagrada Familia, Tiribí, Topacio, Veinticinco de Julio, Vivienda en Marcha
San Sebastián 10111 1,125 3.98 40,065 09°54′40″N 84°05′06″W / 9.91111°N 84.08500°W / 9.91111; -84.08500 (San Sebastián)
Barrios: Bengala, Bilbao, Cañada del Sur, Carmen, Cascajal, Cerro Azul, Colombari, Domingo Savio, Guacamaya, Jazmín, Las Margaritas, Kennedy, López Mateos, Luna Park, Martínez, Mojados, Mongito, Monte Azúl, Musmanni, Paso Ancho, Presidentes, San Cayetano (part), San Martín, San Sebastián (center), Santa Rosa, Seminario, Zorobarú.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resultados generales Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2011" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Resultados Generales Censo 2011 p. 33
  3. ^ "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009. 

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