Santa Ana (canton)

Santa Ana is a canton in the San José province of Costa Rica.[2][3]

Santa Ana
View of the mountains in Salitral, Santa Ana.
View of the mountains in Salitral, Santa Ana.
Flag of Santa Ana
Official seal of Santa Ana
Santa Ana canton
Santa Ana canton location in Costa Rica
Santa Ana canton location in Costa Rica
Santa Ana
Santa Ana canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°55′06″N 84°11′45″W / 9.9184253°N 84.1957531°W / 9.9184253; -84.1957531Coordinates: 9°55′06″N 84°11′45″W / 9.9184253°N 84.1957531°W / 9.9184253; -84.1957531
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceSan José
Creation29 August 1907[1]
Head citySanta Ana
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Santa Ana
Area
 • Total61.42 km2 (23.71 sq mi)
Elevation
904 m (2,966 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total49,123
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code109
Websitewww.santaana.go.cr

HistoryEdit

Santa Ana was created on 29 August 1907 by decree 8.[3]

GeographyEdit

Santa Ana has an area of 61.42 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 904 metres.[2]

The triangular-shaped canton is delineated by the Virilla River on the north and stretches south as it narrows to include a portion of the Cerros de Escazú.

DistrictsEdit

The canton of Santa Ana is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Santa Ana
  2. Salitral
  3. Pozos
  4. Uruca
  5. Piedades
  6. Brasil

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19273,785
19505,81253.6%
19639,02655.3%
197314,49960.6%
198419,60535.2%
200034,50776.0%
201149,12342.4%

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

For the 2011 census, Santa Ana had a population of 49,123 inhabitants. [7]

TransportationEdit

Road transportationEdit

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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. ^ a b 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.