COSTA RICA

historical demographical data of the urban centers


PLACE NAMEprovincevariants of the namec2000e2000me1998ue1996b1994ue1991ue1987u1983u1980/811974u19731973197219721971e1970u[1970?]e1968u196319621955195219501945193919361931c192719211916191419121909190619001892189018831876184418241800particularselevationfound.yrposition
source:*=capitalTBEWAE,TBBB,EWAE,CGAEAEAE,LB,CRIA,MICYHWLB,CR,TBDVDVWGCYHWCY,DVDVSYSYSYDVSYEBBEAGHGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGAGMIMIMI
distritodistritodistritodistritodistrito
AcostaSJ2,0
Aguacaliente CTSan Francisco25,414,513,012,010,56,9
AlajuelaAL*42,952,449,148,645,440,734,640,233,130,231,230,229,229,825,228,619,225,614,814,013,910,38,98,58,66,711,96,56,06,15,95,53,8capital of Costa Rica in the 1830s9521001N8413W
Alajuela (cantón)AL223,5190,0185,0175,1171,8161,7147,4127,597,996,382,140,0agglomeration of San José
AlajuelitaSJ12,911,911,09,68,3agglomeration of San José0954N8406W
Anselmo LlorenteSJ11,510,910,39,45,9
Arenilla> see:Guadalupe
AserríSJ23,130,328,326,624,516,8agglomeration of San José0952N8406W
AtenasAL6,56,05,75,24,51,71,00959N8423W
BagacesGC8,47,97,46,96,32,11,21030N8515W
BarrancaPA31,423,921,920,418,47,90
Barrial> see:Ulloa
BarvaHR6,25,75,24,74,5
BatánLM11,810,49,28,17,2
Betania> see:Mercedes
BorucaPA4,44,13,93,52,91,91,00900N8320W
BratsiLM9,88,67,56,44,8
Buenos AiresPA15,113,512,110,39,10,34,60907N8315W
Calle BlancosSJ19,420,620,019,318,116,212,4agglomeration of San José0995n/8409w
CañasGCLas Cañas16,517,823,522,120,29,26,16,13,01030N8507W
CariariLM20,518,016,114,011,0
CarmonaGC2,32,22,11,92,1
CarmenCT16,515,614,913,79,0
CarmenSJEl Carmen8,58,28,07,010,7agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
CartagoCT*38,433,131,430,028,223,921,824,023,522,919,021,918,123,513,913,012,913,27,117,412,98,06,06,05,63,5capital of Costa Rica until 1823; agglomeration of San José143515630953N8356W
Cartago (cantón)CT132,0129,9127,0120,4118,2111,3101,487,166,465,359,522,436,014,8destroyed by earthquakes 1841 and 19101714
CatedralSJ26,826,125,424,234,5agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
ChacaritaPA21,6agglomeration of Puntarenas; split from Puntarenas in 19950999n/8478w
Chiles, Los -> see:Los Chiles
ChomesPA3,93,63,53,13,22,01003N8455W
Cinco EsquinasSJ36,620,519,234,431,527,113,4agglomeration of San José; includes until 1994 León Trece1010n/8417w
Ciudad CortésPACortés, Puerto Cortés8,48,07,58,89,82,11,800858N8332W
Ciudad QuesadaALQuesada, San Carlos, Villa Quesada23,334,231,329,026,013,19,89,83,71019N8426W
ColónSJ11,110,39,58,66,7
ConcepciónCT10,29,48,77,85,6
ConcepciónSJ18,818,517,115,914,311,19,39,3agglomeration of San José0993n/8400w
CorredorPACorredores21,319,818,416,619,00863n/8295w
Cortés> see:Ciudad Cortés
Cruz, La -> see:La Cruz
Cuesta, La -> see:La Cuesta
CurridabatSJ30,327,926,124,622,719,87,6agglomeration of San José0955N8402W
DamasSJ9,28,78,58,15,3
Daniel FloresSJ20,318,517,115,37,90934n/8367w
DesamparadosAL11,210,49,99,27,6
DesamparadosSJ52,341,138,938,554,750,343,432,730,7agglomeration of San José; in some figures suburb Gravilias is included0954N8404W
El Carmen> see:Carmen
El Tejar> see:Tejar
EscazúSJEscasú16,115,013,912,49,9agglomeration of San José0955N8408W
Esparta ; Esparza> see:Espiritu Santo
Espiritu SantoPAEsparta ; Esparza13,712,612,011,17,04,72,92,015741000N8440W
FiladelfíaGC8,17,57,06,36,03,01,61027N8534W
FlorenciaAL11,810,89,98,99,3
GolfitoPA15,013,919,517,818,77,06,96,94,300830N8320W
GranadillaSJ7,66,96,45,74,8
GraviliasSJ19,719,2agglomeration of San José; some figures are included in Desamparados
GreciaAL16,815,714,713,48,68,44,91005N8420W
GuácimoLM9,88,98,17,36,11,25,72,91012N8340W
GuadalupeCTArenilla12,611,610,89,68,2
GuadalupeSJ23,737,435,433,730,625,527,0agglomeration of San José0957N8403W
GuápilesLM15,719,117,115,513,56,93,53,51,01013N8347W
HatilloSJ71,968,566,560,543,5agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
HerediaHR*20,230,629,227,725,121,422,722,725,825,224,024,720,523,519,213,113,310,89,38,97,68,28,07,87,57,57,36,0agglomeration of San José11501570s0959N8407W
Heredia (cantón)HR104,681,979,674,973,368,962,954,937,136,540,013,913,9
HojanchaGC8,17,77,36,79,5
HorquetasHR15,914,613,512,19,7
HospitalSJ38,236,434,532,143,0agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
IpísSJ53,025,223,722,330,225,613,4agglomeration of San José; in some figures suburb Purral is included0997n/8402w
JacóPA3,42,82,53,73,7
Juan ViñasCT7,77,37,06,47,5
Juntas, Las -> see:Las Juntas
La CruzGC9,28,27,66,77,2
La CuestaPA3,813,012,311,15,2
La RiberaHR5,45,14,84,43,2
Las Cañas> see:Cañas
Las JuntasGCJuntas9,79,08,57,77,21,10,81016N8500W
LaurelPA10,3split from La Cuesta in 1996
León TreceSJ18,517,1split from Cinco Esquinas in 1993/94
LepantoPA12,211,711,110,412,6
LiberiaGC*34,435,632,530,226,922,510,810,810,115,09,511,28,86,15,33,03,43,93,12,98,42,32,62,52,42,43,12,51441045N8530W
Liberia (cantón)GC46,745,043,741,040,037,433,428,722,221,817,5
LimónLM*Puerto Limón56,760,456,555,950,943,033,936,629,629,625,738,724,430,723,219,420,817,711,013,910,28,78,416,07,610,26,77,06,55,34,13,24,0in some figures the suburb Valle La Estrella is included30946N8310W
Limón (cantón)LM90,385,082,377,275,469,762,652,641,740,837,527,015,6
LlorenteHR3,73,63,63,51,6
Los ChilesAL9,88,67,76,55,61052N8440W
Mata de PlátanoSJ15,99,79,18,58,14,3agglomeration of San José
Mata RedondaSJ12,211,811,410,79,6agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
MatamaLM11,610,8
MatinaLM6,55,95,54,83,61000N8315W
MercedSJ19,718,918,317,324,3agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
MercedesHR19,716,315,514,914,26,6
MercedesSJBetania5,04,94,94,84,3
MiramarPA6,15,75,34,94,91,71,11006N8444W
NaranjoAL17,216,015,113,67,21007N8424W
NicoyaGC24,122,623,725,09,67,53,22,21005N8530W
OrotinaAL8,78,37,97,56,03,21,70954N8434W
Pacayas y PasconCTPacayas5,55,14,84,44,33,20948N8403W
PalmarPA15,618,818,017,017,8
PalmaresAL5,65,24,94,44,03,11,51002N8426W
ParácitoHR2,32,12,01,71,6
ParaísoCT30,024,021,719,817,610,98,44,43,7agglomeration of San José18230945N8348W
ParritaPA13,712,912,311,314,9
PatalilloSJ17,79,18,37,87,06,0agglomeration of San José
PatarráSJ21,46,65,85,24,12,9agglomeration of San José0953N8402W
PavasSJ51,446,042,137,225,3agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
PejibayeSJ11,711,010,49,410,6
PitalAL10,99,99,18,05,81045n/8428w
Puerto Cortés> see:Ciudad Cortés
Puerto Limón> see:Limón
Puerto ViejoHR9,37,16,15,23,7
PuntarenasPA*32,521,740,738,334,729,230,626,326,325,732,531,234,927,523,418,120,117,013,013,38,97,57,88,06,75,15,05,04,74,74,54,0in some figures the suburb Chacarita is included418140950N8450W
Puntarenas (cantón)PA102,8110,2107,5102,3100,394,486,474,166,965,672,327,04
PurralSJ13,612,0split from Ipís
QueposPA14,413,312,310,811,62,21,900927N8410W
Quesada> see:Ciudad Quesada
Ribera, La -> see:La Ribera
Río AzulCT8,68,17,67,12,6
Río SegundoAL10,910,49,99,35,8
RitaLM19,517,716,214,38,5
SabalitoPA14,413,312,511,08,7
SabanillaSJ10,69,79,08,06,8
San AntonioAL17,015,714,713,410,2
San AntonioHR8,88,17,56,85,8
San AntonioSJ17,416,215,314,110,9cantón Escazú
San AntonioSJ16,110,19,69,38,67,3agglomeration of San José; cantón Desamparados
San Carlos> see:Ciudad Quesada
San DiegoCT15,19,48,57,87,23,7
San FelipeSJ22,39,17,26,45,53,8agglomeration of San José
San Francisco> see:Aguacaliente
San FranciscoHR 40,819,216,915,614,211,61,20999n/8413w
San FranciscoSJ3,73,73,63,54,7
San Francisco de Dos RíosSJ21,520,419,317,613,8agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
San IgnacioSJ7,87,26,76,05,70,40,30948N8410W
San IsidroAL14,413,312,611,69,2
San IsidroHR8,57,97,46,78,4
San Isidro de CoronadoSJSan Isidro, San Isidro de El General28,514,012,911,910,814,58,9agglomeration of San José0922N8342W
San Isidro del GeneralSJ44,441,541,138,133,643,9
San JoaquínHR6,86,15,54,85,2
San JoséAL27,825,023,422,220,512,41097n/8513w
San JoséSJ*308,7345,6334,3324,0287,5289,5250,0241,5259,1218,7215,4215,4221,4216,2211,2183,0201,2257,2133,7118,386,087,079,665,162,251,550,638,935,735,032,429,724,223,919,315,513,512,0116117360956N8405W
San José (cantón)SJ339,11186,0318,8302,6278,6277,8451,0395,0395,0395,0331,0100,0141,032,024,020,015,011,0
San José de Alajuela> see:San José [AL]agglomeration of Alajuela (?)
San JosecitoHR9,38,88,47,96,9
San JosecitoSJ8,07,26,75,95,2
San JuanAL8,98,17,66,84,5
San JuanHR4,84,54,34,02,4
San JuanSJSan Juan de Tibás24,930,829,428,025,722,418,7agglomeration of San José0958N8406W
San Juan de DiosSJ14,713,412,511,39,3
San Marcos de TarrazúSJSan Marcos8,17,46,96,35,20,90,40940N8401W
San MateoAL2,62,42,42,21,8
San MiguelSJ25,722,519,216,914,412,1agglomeration of San José0989n/8407w
San NicolásCT20,221,820,218,917,112,7
San PabloHR17,516,315,314,513,47,4
San PabloSJ3,33,93,63,12,8cantón León Cortés
San PabloSJ1,21,11,00,90,9cantón Turrubares
San PedroAL7,56,96,66,05,1
San Pedro Montes de OcaSJSan Pedro26,533,331,430,428,224,523,7agglomeration of San José0956N8403W
San RafaelAL15,612,311,510,910,16,9cantón Alajuela
San Rafael de GuacustoAL7,26,55,74,64,5
San RafaelHR11,010,29,58,67,1agglomeration of San José
San RafaelSJSan Rafael Arriba11,210,59,98,97,3cantón Desamparados
San RafaelSJ19,213,712,812,211,45,9agglomeration of San José
San Rafael AbajoSJ17,816,315,113,511,65,8
San Rafael Arriba> see:San Rafael
San Rafael de OreamunoCTSan Rafael22,621,119,718,617,210,57,0agglomeration of Cartago0967n/8397w
San RamónAL13,913,212,411,29,69,26,46,43,73,81010N8405W
San RoqueHR2,42,22,22,01,0
San SebastiánSJ49,046,444,040,540,9agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
San VicenteHR3,63,63,53,51,6
San Vicente de MoraviaSJSan Vicente31,732,230,929,627,824,714,4agglomeration of San José0958N8403W
San VitoPA14,412,711,615,611,5
Santa AnaSJ9,38,78,17,27,1
Santa BárbaraHR6,15,65,14,43,6
Santa CruzGC17,516,615,814,813,65,83,91015N8540W
Santa LucíaHR3,63,43,23,02,5
Santa MaríaSJ4,74,44,23,83,3
Santa RosaHR5,65,45,24,93,9
SantiagoHR4,03,63,43,21,2
SantiagoSJ11,911,210,59,39,3
Santo DomingoHR7,97,36,86,17,45,13,32,90959N8404W
Santo TomásHR4,03,83,73,52,6
SarchiAL10,69,89,28,37,4
SiquirresLMSiquerres15,329,026,224,021,17,14,44,42,21007N8330W
TejarCTEl Tejar17,716,715,414,413,17,60951N8356W
TilaránGC9,48,88,47,36,4
TirrasesSJ15,89,88,67,86,85,8agglomeration of San José
Tres RíosCT14,112,811,910,58,7agglomeration of San José
TrinidadSJ8,47,77,16,43,8
TurrialbaCT24,733,031,530,027,613,912,212,28,78,65,40948N8332W
UlloaHRBarrial17,712,611,010,08,76,1
UpalaAL12,811,410,38,86,1
UrucaSJ16,013,212,110,710,7agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José
Villa Quesada> see:Ciudad Quesada
ZarceroAL3,83,63,33,02,82,61011N8424W
ZapoteSJ23,922,922,020,821,4agglomeration of San José; part of cantón San José

Particulars:
Source MW: "By permission. From Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary. Third Edition cop. 1997 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated."
Source "AE" is "Anuario estadistico Costa Rica"; population figures in this source are per "distrito".
Included are districts with over 10,000 inhabitants ultimo 1994, or districts having more than 1,000 people per square km ultimo 1994, or the main district per canton; all these data based on source AE.
During the period of figures shown from 1983 to 1998 some slight differences occur in the surface areas between the districts.
Source indicated with "CR" possibly means "Atlas de Costa Rica"; regretfully, the trace of the source has became unknown.
Source "CY" means "Caribbean year book".
The figures of some recent years differ from each other because of they include the town itself, its municipality, its canton or the agglomeration area.
The figures of co-ordinates with small letters are percentages.
File created on 1997-07-18; revised on 2000-04-29; and last modified on 2004-05-11 by Jan Lahmeyer

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