Santa Ana (canton)

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For the Santa Ana Canton in Vallegrande (municipio), Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia, see Santa Ana (canton)(Bolivia).
Santa Ana canton in San José province

Santa Ana is the 9th canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 61.42 km²,[1] and has a population of 48,879.[2] The capital city of the canton is Santa Ana.

The triangular-shaped canton is delineated by the Río Virilla on the north and stretches south as it narrows to include a portion of the Cerros de Escazú.

View of the mountains in Salitral, Santa Ana.


The canton of Santa Ana is subdivided into six districts (distritos):[3]

  1. Santa Ana
  2. Salitral
  3. Pozos
  4. Uruca
  5. Piedades
  6. Brasil


The canton was established by law on August 29, 1907.


  1. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  2. ^ Preliminary 2011 Census Data (INEC), February 2012.
  3. ^ "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009. 

Coordinates: 9°56′N 84°11′W / 9.933°N 84.183°W / 9.933; -84.183