Oreamuno (canton)

Oreamuno is a canton in the Cartago province of Costa Rica.[2][3] The head city is in San Rafael district.

Oreamuno
Cot town, in Oreamuno canton.
Cot town, in Oreamuno canton.
Official seal of Oreamuno
Oreamuno canton
Oreamuno canton location in Costa Rica
Oreamuno canton location in Costa Rica
Oreamuno
Oreamuno canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°59′50″N 83°52′37″W / 9.9972861°N 83.8769838°W / 9.9972861; -83.8769838Coordinates: 9°59′50″N 83°52′37″W / 9.9972861°N 83.8769838°W / 9.9972861; -83.8769838
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceCartago
Creation17 August 1914[1]
Head citySan Rafael
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Oreamuno
Area
 • Total202.31 km2 (78.11 sq mi)
Elevation
1,861 m (6,106 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total45,473
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code307
Websitewww.oreamuno.go.cr

HistoryEdit

Oreamuno was created on 17 August 1914 by decree 68.[1]

GeographyEdit

Oreamuno has an area of 202.31 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 1,861 metres.[2]

The canton extends from its suburban head city of San Rafael northward into the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range). Irazú Volcano looms large in the northern reaches of the canton.

DistrictsEdit

The canton of Oreamuno is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. San Rafael
  2. Cot
  3. Potrero Cerrado
  4. Cipreses
  5. Santa Rosa

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19275,143
19507,56847.2%
196312,03559.0%
197317,51745.6%
198424,14537.8%
200039,03261.7%
201145,47316.5%

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

For the 2011 census, Oreamuno had a population of 45,473 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.