San Ramón (canton)

San Ramón is a canton in the Alajuela province of Costa Rica.[2][3] The head city is in San Ramón district.

San Ramón
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View of San Ramón
Flag of San Ramón
Official seal of San Ramón
Nickname(s): 
Moncho
San Ramón canton
San Ramón canton location in Alajuela Province##San Ramón canton location in Costa Rica
San Ramón canton location in Alajuela Province##San Ramón canton location in Costa Rica
San Ramón
San Ramón canton location in Alajuela Province
San Ramón canton location in Alajuela Province##San Ramón canton location in Costa Rica
San Ramón canton location in Alajuela Province##San Ramón canton location in Costa Rica
San Ramón
San Ramón canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°13′06″N 84°35′57″W / 10.2182301°N 84.5992384°W / 10.2182301; -84.5992384Coordinates: 10°13′06″N 84°35′57″W / 10.2182301°N 84.5992384°W / 10.2182301; -84.5992384
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceAlajuela
Creation21 August 1856[1]
Head citySan Ramón
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de San Ramón
Area
 • Total1,018.64 km2 (393.30 sq mi)
Elevation
974 m (3,196 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total80,566
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code202
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HistoryEdit

San Ramón was created on 21 August 1856 by decree 17.[1]

GeographyEdit

San Ramón has an area of 1,018.64 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 974 metres.[2]

An oddly-shaped canton, San Ramon stretches north through the eastern heights of the Cordillera de Tilarán, looking down on the Central Valley (Valle Central) to its east. The canton forms the border with the province of Guanacaste to the west.

DistrictsEdit

The canton of San Ramón is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. San Ramón
  2. Santiago
  3. San Juan
  4. Piedades Norte
  5. Piedades Sur
  6. San Rafael
  7. San Isidro
  8. Los Ángeles
  9. Alfaro
  10. Volio
  11. Concepción
  12. Zapotal
  13. Peñas Blancas
  14. San Lorenzo

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18645,045
188310,111100.4%
18929,928−1.8%
192713,80539.1%
195019,95144.5%
196325,92529.9%
197333,15527.9%
198439,96320.5%
200067,97570.1%
201180,56618.5%

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

For the 2011 census, San Ramón had a population of 80,566 inhabitants. [7]

TransportationEdit

Road transportationEdit

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

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.