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San José (canton)

canton in San José, Costa Rica

San José is the name of the first canton of San José Province in Costa Rica. The canton has an area of 44.62 km². It has a population of 287,619 people.

San José
Morazán Park in San José City
Morazán Park in San José City
Flag of San José
Flag
Coat of arms of San José
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Chepe (Spanish)
Motto(s): 
Ad meliora
Anthem: Himno de la Ciudad
San José canton in San José province
San José canton in San José province
CountryFlag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica
ProvinceBandera de la Provincia de San José.svg San José
EstablishedDecember 7, 1848
Named forSaint Joseph
CapitalSan José City
Districts
Government
 • Mayor[2]Johnny Araya Monge (PLN)
2010-2016[1] (Partido Liberación Nacional)
Area
 • Total44.62 km2 (17.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total287,619
 • Density6,400/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone)
WebsiteOfficial Webpage

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.elpais.cr/articulos.php?id=37619 El País - Lista de alcaldes electos 2010 - 2016 en los comicios municipales
  2. "Lista de alcaldes electos 2010 - 2016 en los comicios municipales" [List of mayors elected 2010 - 2016 in the municipal elections] (in Spanish). El País. 06/12/2010. Check date values in: |date= (help)