San Mateo de Alajuela
Front of Catholic Church in San Mateo
|• Syndic||Juan Vargas Bolaños (PLN)|
|• Substitute syndic||María Isabel Bejarano Acosta|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)|
San Mateo is the capital city of the canton of San Mateo in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. It is also the name of the distrito (district) that includes the city. The district of San Mateo covers an area of 64.89 km², and has a population of 2,678.
The city lies at an elevation of 254 meters above sea level in coastal lowlands near the central Pacific coast. It is 31 kilometers east of the port of Caldera, 44 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital city of Alajuela and 53 kilometers from the national capital city of San Jose.
- Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001
- Estimates of Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), May 2003
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