Uruca

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Uruca
Uruca district
Uruca district location in Costa Rica
Uruca district location in Costa Rica
Uruca
Uruca district location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°57′27″N 84°07′58″W / 9.9575393°N 84.1326701°W / 9.9575393; -84.1326701Coordinates: 9°57′27″N 84°07′58″W / 9.9575393°N 84.1326701°W / 9.9575393; -84.1326701
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceSan José
CantonSan José
Area
 • Total8.44 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
Elevation
1,112 m (3,648 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total31,728
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Postal code
10107

Uruca is the seventh district of the San José canton, in the San José province of Costa Rica.[1][2] It is an important industrial and commercial area of San José. Commonly known as La Uruca, it's the second biggest district by area (after Pavas), and recognized as a heavily congested transportation hub.

Geography[edit]

Uruca has an area of 8.44 km²[3] and an elevation of 1,112 metres.[1]

It is the capital's western entrance. The canton's whole boundary with Heredia Province is confined in this district: Belén, Heredia and Santo Domingo cantons limit with La Uruca on its northern side, as well as San José's Escazú and Tibás. Merced, Mata Redonda and Pavas also border the district.[4]

Locations[edit]

Uruca district includes the "barrios" (or neighbourhoods) of Alborada, Bajos de Torres, Carpio, Carranza, Corazón de Jesús, Cristal, Finca de la Caja, Florentino Castro, Jardines de Autopi, Las Animas, Magnolias, Marimil, Monserrat, Peregrina, Robledal, Rositer Carballo, Santander, Saturno, Uruca Centro, Vuelta del Virilla and Zona Industrial.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18831,172
18921,41220.5%
19272,00441.9%
19502,81140.3%
19633,76634.0%
19737,44197.6%
19848,93220.0%
200027,110203.5%
201131,72817.0%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos[5]
Centro Centroamericano de Población[6]

For the 2011 census, Uruca had a population of 31,728 inhabitants. [7]

Transportation[edit]

Road transportation[edit]

The district is covered by the following road routes:

Rail transportation[edit]

The Interurbano Line operated by Incofer goes through this district.

External links[edit]

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. ^ Mapa Cantonal del Censo de 1984, published by the National Institute of Statistics and Census(INEC) and updated by the Central American Population Center (CCP)
  5. ^ "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos" (in Spanish).
  6. ^ "Sistema de Consulta de a Bases de Datos Estadísticas". Centro Centroamericano de Población (in Spanish).
  7. ^ "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.