Heredia (canton)

Heredia is a canton in the Heredia province of Costa Rica.[2][3] The head city is in Heredia district, and is also the provincial capital of Heredia Province.

Heredia
Inmaculada Concepción Church, Heredia
Inmaculada Concepción Church, Heredia
Flag of Heredia
Official seal of Heredia
Heredia canton
Heredia canton location in Costa Rica
Heredia canton location in Costa Rica
Heredia
Heredia canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°07′44″N 84°02′31″W / 10.1289028°N 84.0419806°W / 10.1289028; -84.0419806Coordinates: 10°07′44″N 84°02′31″W / 10.1289028°N 84.0419806°W / 10.1289028; -84.0419806
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceHeredia
Creation7 December 1848[1]
Head cityHeredia
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Heredia
Area
 • Total282.6 km2 (109.1 sq mi)
Elevation
1,242 m (4,075 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total123,616
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code401
Websitewww.heredia.go.cr/en

HistoryEdit

Heredia was created on 7 December 1848 by decree 167.[1]

GeographyEdit

Heredia has an area of 282.6 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 1,242 metres.[2]

The canton includes the areas south and west of the capital city of Heredia as far as the Virilla River and the National Route 1.

The non-contiguous district of Varablanca, that includes a large portion of Braulio Carrillo National Park high in the Cordillera Central, is also administered as part of Heredia Canton.

DistrictsEdit

The canton of Heredia is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Heredia
  2. Mercedes
  3. San Francisco
  4. Ulloa
  5. Varablanca

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
186414,073
188316,45216.9%
189216,4800.2%
192712,667−23.1%
195019,89857.1%
196330,91955.4%
197336,48718.0%
198454,89650.5%
2000103,89489.3%
2011123,61619.0%

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

For the 2011 census, Heredia had a population of 123,616 inhabitants. [7]

TransportationEdit

Road transportationEdit

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

Rail transportationEdit

The Interurbano Line operated by Incofer goes through this canton.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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 5 October 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Área en kilómetros cuadrados, según provincia, cantón y distrito administrativo". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  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.