Tilarán (canton)

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Coordinates: 10°28′18″N 084°58′09″W / 10.47167°N 84.96917°W / 10.47167; -84.96917 (Tilarán)

Tilarán
Cantón
Location of Tilarán Canton in Guanacaste Province
Location of Tilarán Canton in Guanacaste Province
Country Costa Rica
Province Guanacaste
Area
 • Total 638.39 km2 (246.48 sq mi)
Population (June 2013)
 • Total 20,708
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)

Tilarán is the eighth canton in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 638.39 km²,[1] and has a population of 20,708.[2] Its capital city is also called Tilarán.

The canton surrounds Lake Arenal (Laguna de Arenal) except for the lake's southeast end, which belongs to the province of Alajuela. The northern border is in the Cordillera de Guanacaste, touching the Río Corobicí at its northernmost limits. The south part of the canton is in the Cordillera de Tilarán.

Districts[edit]

The canton of Tilarán is subdivided into seven districts (distritos):[3]

District Postal code Alt. (m) Area (km2) Pop. (2013) Coordinates Capital
Tilarán 50801 564 138.78 8,892 10°28′18″N 84°58′09″W / 10.47167°N 84.96917°W / 10.47167; -84.96917 (Tilarán)
Barrios: Cabra, Carmen, Juan XXIII, Lomalinda
Poblados: Cuatro Esquinas, Chiripa, Piamonte, Río Chiquito, San Luis, Tejona, Tres Esquinas
Quebrada Grande 50802 725 76.02 2,893 10°25′57″N 84°56′51″W / 10.43250°N 84.94750°W / 10.43250; -84.94750 (Quebrada Grande)
Poblados: Barrionuevo, Cabeceras de Cañas, Campos de Oro, Dos de Tilarán, Esperanza, Florida, Monte Olivos, Nubes, San Miguel, Turín (part), Vueltas
Tronadora
(Nuevo Tronadora)
50803 600 122.27 1,913 10°30′12″N 84°55′30″W / 10.50333°N 84.92500°W / 10.50333; -84.92500 (Tronadora)
Poblados: Arenal Viejo, Colonia Menonita, Río Chiquito Abajo, Silencio
Santa Rosa 50804 432 71.11 2,048 10°29′30″N 85°01′20″W / 10.49167°N 85.02222°W / 10.49167; -85.02222 (Santa Rosa) Ángeles
Poblados: Aguilares, Campos Azules, Montes de Oro (part), Naranjos Agrios, Palma, Quebrada Azul, Ranchitos, Santa Rosa
Líbano 50805 280 71.23 927 10°25′05″N 84°59′14″W / 10.41806°N 84.98722°W / 10.41806; -84.98722 (Líbano)
Poblados: Alto Cartago, Maravilla, San José, Solania
Tierras Morenas 50806 685 83.46 1,467 10°34′21″N 85°01′40″W / 10.57250°N 85.02778°W / 10.57250; -85.02778 (Tierras Morenas)
Poblados: Aguacate, Aguas Gatas (part), Bajo Paires, Guadalajara, Montes de Oro (part), Paraíso (part), Río Piedras, Sabalito
Arenal
(Nuevo Arenal)
50807 620 75.52 2,568 10°32′49″N 84°53′58″W / 10.54694°N 84.89944°W / 10.54694; -84.89944 (Arenal)
Poblados: Mata de Caña, Sangregado, San Antonio, Unión

History[edit]

The canton was established by law on August 21, 1923.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001.
  2. ^ Estadísticas Vitales 2013 - INEC
  3. ^ "División Territorial Administrativa de Costa Rica" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto de Fomento y Asesoria Municipal (IFAM). 5 May 2009. 


Principal places of Tilarán Historia Y Cultura De tilarán