Jiménez (canton)

Jiménez is a canton in the Cartago province of Costa Rica.[2][3] The head city is in Juan Viñas district.

Jiménez
Flag of Jiménez
Official seal of Jiménez
Jiménez canton
Jiménez canton location in Costa Rica
Jiménez canton location in Costa Rica
Jiménez
Jiménez canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°49′10″N 83°41′58″W / 9.819549°N 83.6993734°W / 9.819549; -83.6993734Coordinates: 9°49′10″N 83°41′58″W / 9.819549°N 83.6993734°W / 9.819549; -83.6993734
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceCartago
Creation19 August 1903[1]
Head cityJuan Viñas
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Jiménez
Area
 • Total286.43 km2 (110.59 sq mi)
Elevation
862 m (2,828 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total14,669
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code304
Websitemunijimenez.go.cr

HistoryEdit

Jiménez was created on 19 August 1903 by decree 84.[1]

GeographyEdit

Jiménez has an area of 286.43 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 862 metres.[2]

The Turrialba River forms the northern boundary of the canton of Jiménez, with the Reventazón River and Atirro River establishing the eastern border and the Pejibaye River delineating a major portion of the canton's border on the west.

DistrictsEdit

The canton of Jiménez is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Juan Viñas
  2. Tucurrique
  3. Pejibaye
  4. La Victoria

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19275,892
19507,73131.2%
196310,43935.0%
197311,52310.4%
198411,8612.9%
200014,04618.4%
201114,6694.4%

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

For the 2011 census, Jiménez had a population of 14,669 inhabitants. [7]

TransportationEdit

Road transportationEdit

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

EconomyEdit

Its main economic activity is the sugar cane plantations operated by the Ingenio Juan Viñas, which factory produces more than 20,000 tons of sugar annually.[8]

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.
  8. ^ "Juan Viñas".