San José (canton)

canton in San José province, Costa Rica

San José is the first canton of San José Province in Costa Rica. The capital of Costa Rica, San José, is in this canton The canton has an area of 44.62 km². In 2011, 288,054 people lived there.

San José
Music Temple, Morazán Park
Music Temple, Morazán Park
Flag of San José
Official seal of San José
Etymology: From Saint Joseph
Nickname(s): 
Chepe
San José canton
San José canton location in Costa Rica
San José canton location in Costa Rica
San José
San José canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°56′09″N 84°06′48″W / 9.9359564°N 84.1134162°W / 9.9359564; -84.1134162Coordinates: 9°56′09″N 84°06′48″W / 9.9359564°N 84.1134162°W / 9.9359564; -84.1134162
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceSan José
Creation7 December 1848[1]
Local CelebrationMarch 19, Saint Joseph's Day
Head citySan José
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de San José
 • MayorJohnny Araya Monge (PLN)
Area
 • Total44.62 km2 (17.23 sq mi)
Elevation
1,137 m (3,730 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total288,054
 • Density6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code101
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hernández, Hermógenes (1985). Costa Rica: evolución territorial y principales censos de población 1502 - 1984 (in Spanish) (1 ed.). San José: Editorial Universidad Estatal a Distancia. pp. 164–173. ISBN 9977-64-243-5. Retrieved October 5, 2020.