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Cantons

All cantons of Costa Rica.

NameStatusPopulation
census
1984-06-10
Population
census
2000-06-28
Population
census
2011-05-30
 
Costa RicaCountry2,416,8093,810,1794,301,712
AbangaresCanton12,57516,27618,039
AcostaCanton14,85318,66120,209
AguirreCanton13,31920,18826,861
AlajuelaCanton127,472222,853254,886
AlajuelitaCanton31,39070,29777,603
AlvaradoCanton8,33812,29014,312
AserríCanton30,58849,31957,892
AtenasCanton15,01122,47925,460
BagacesCanton10,10315,97219,536
BarvaCanton18,93332,44040,660
BelénCanton11,99319,83421,633
Buenos AiresCanton27,71640,13945,244
CañasCanton17,28424,07626,201
CarrilloCanton18,47527,30637,122
CartagoCanton87,125132,057147,898
CorredoresCanton28,36637,27441,831
Coto BrusCanton31,65040,08238,453
CurridabatCanton31,95460,88965,206
DesamparadosCanton108,824193,478208,411
DotaCanton4,9346,5196,948
El GuarcoCanton20,80733,78841,793
EscazúCanton33,10152,37256,509
EsparzaCanton14,99823,96328,644
FloresCanton9,01515,03820,037
GarabitoCanton3,14410,37817,229
GoicoecheaCanton79,931117,532115,084
GolfitoCanton29,04333,82339,150
GreciaCanton38,36165,11976,898
GuácimoCanton16,47234,87941,266
GuatusoCanton6,77413,04515,508
HerediaCanton54,896103,894123,616
HojanchaCanton5,8796,5347,197
JiménezCanton11,86114,04614,669
La CruzCanton10,87616,50519,181
La UniónCanton41,00580,27999,399
León Cortés CastroCanton8,08711,69612,200
LiberiaCanton28,06746,70362,987
LimónCanton52,60289,93394,415
Los ChilesCanton11,40419,73223,735
MatinaCanton14,72333,09637,721
Montes de OcaCanton39,06550,43349,132
Montes de OroCanton7,44411,15912,950
MoraCanton12,58421,66626,294
MoraviaCanton33,03850,41956,919
NandayureCanton9,6049,98511,121
NaranjoCanton23,58837,60242,713
NicoyaCanton36,62642,18950,825
OreamunoCanton24,14539,03245,473
OrotinaCanton10,49415,70520,341
OsaCanton26,29425,86129,433
PalmaresCanton17,81529,76634,716
ParaísoCanton27,82352,39357,743
ParritaCanton9,77412,11216,115
Pérez ZeledónCanton82,370122,187134,534
PoásCanton13,93924,76429,199
PococíCanton44,187103,121125,962
PuntarenasCanton74,135102,504115,019
PuriscalCanton23,12329,40733,004
San CarlosCanton75,576127,140163,745
San IsidroCanton8,52816,05620,633
San JoséCanton241,464309,672288,054
San MateoCanton3,7835,3436,136
San PabloCanton11,80220,81327,671
San RafaelCanton22,87137,29345,965
San RamónCanton39,96367,97580,566
Santa AnaCanton19,60534,50749,123
Santa BárbaraCanton16,64329,18136,243
Santa CruzCanton31,13340,82155,104
Santo DomingoCanton23,98534,74840,072
SarapiquíCanton18,90945,43557,147
SiquirresCanton29,07952,40956,786
TalamancaCanton11,01325,85730,712
TarrazúCanton8,84514,16016,280
TibásCanton57,69372,07464,842
TilaránCanton14,58617,87119,640
TurrialbaCanton50,56768,51069,616
TurrubaresCanton4,4714,8775,512
UpalaCanton26,06137,67943,953
Valverde VegaCanton10,71616,23918,085
Vázquez de CoronadoCanton24,51455,58560,486
Zarcero (Alfaro Ruiz)Canton7,00510,84512,205

Contents: Urban Districts

All districts ("distritos") of Costa Rica with an urban population.

Name StatusCantonPopulation
census
1984-06-10
Population
census
2000-06-28
Population
census
2011-05-30
 
AguabuenaDistrictCoto Brus001,287
Aguacaliente o San FranciscoDistrictCartago025,38230,572
Aguas ClarasDistrictUpala001,038
Aguas ZarcasDistrictSan Carlos008,372
AlajuelaDistrictAlajuela29,27342,88942,975
AlajuelitaDistrictAlajuelita8,28012,24711,988
AlfaroDistrictSan Ramón004,523
ÁngelesDistrictSan Ramón002,923
ÁngelesDistrictSan Rafael01,2037,225
Anselmo LlorenteDistrictTibás8,13810,1039,986
ArenalDistrictTilarán00932
AserríDistrictAserrí4,85523,05926,558
AtenasDistrictAtenas2,9436,1986,001
BagacesDistrictBagaces2,2133,6456,275
Bahía BallenaDistrictOsa...0199
BarbacoasDistrictPuriscal00204
BarrancaDistrictPuntarenas031,38629,346
BarrantesDistrictFlores01,6754,091
BarvaDistrictBarva3,9114,8904,997
BatánDistrictMatina03,9788,965
BebederoDistrictCañas...01,964
BejucoDistrictNandayure0097
BelénDistrictCarrillo02,4094,888
BijaguaDistrictUpala0963654
BolívarDistrictGrecia003,460
BolsónDistrictSanta Cruz00703
BorucaDistrictBuenos Aires00454
BrasilDistrictSanta Ana002,586
BratsiDistrictTalamanca1100885
BrisasDistrictZarcero...0769
BrunkaDistrictBuenos Aires...01,293
Buenos AiresDistrictPalmares03,5306,080
Buenos AiresDistrictBuenos Aires1,40310,26614,031
Cabo VelasDistrictSanta Cruz...01,208
CachíDistrictParaíso002,918
CahuitaDistrictTalamanca05612,379
CajónDistrictPérez Zeledón001,689
Calle BlancosDistrictGoicoechea16,15519,41118,984
CañasDistrictCañas9,22016,51218,169
Cañas DulcesDistrictLiberia00372
CandelariaDistrictPalmares00622
CanoasDistrictCorredores04,0197,132
Caño NegroDistrictLos Chiles00175
CapelladesDistrictAlvarado08841,350
CariariDistrictPococí012,16822,574
CarmenDistrictSan José5,9423,3602,702
CarmenDistrictCartago10,03414,38517,425
CarmonaDistrictNandayure8551,4631,323
CarrandiDistrictMatina005,874
CarrillosDistrictPoás03,7637,816
CarrizalDistrictAlajuela003,716
CartagenaDistrictSanta Cruz002,659
Cartago OccidentalDistrictCartago9,50011,1399,901
Cartago OrientalDistrictCartago14,42812,83912,228
CascajalDistrictVázquez de Coronado...05,572
CatedralDistrictSan José21,57415,34112,936
CervantesDistrictAlvarado004,266
ChacaritaDistrictPuntarenas...23,16317,434
ChomesDistrictPuntarenas001,267
Cinco EsquinasDistrictTibás27,1406,3795,925
CipresesDistrictOreamuno002,122
Cirrí SurDistrictNaranjo001,192
CóbanoDistrictPuntarenas002,129
ColimaDistrictTibás...14,24813,525
ColónDistrictMora2,8268,63311,263
ColoradoDistrictAbangares001,286
ColoradoDistrictPococí00906
ConcepciónDistrictAlajuelita11,05818,76218,721
ConcepciónDistrictSan Ramón002,348
ConcepciónDistrictAtenas002,248
ConcepciónDistrictLa Unión012,46816,515
ConcepciónDistrictSan Rafael004,648
ConcepciónDistrictSan Isidro002,350
CorralilloDistrictCartago001,962
CorredorDistrictCorredores4,3766,22611,097
CotDistrictOreamuno06,0427,960
CoyolarDistrictOrotina001,747
CurridabatDistrictCurridabat19,82130,31628,817
CurubandéDistrictLiberia00649
CutrisDistrictSan Carlos002,033
DamasDistrictDesamparados7,18512,99313,175
Daniel FloresDistrictPérez Zeledón08,93728,693
DesamparadosDistrictDesamparados43,35236,43733,866
DesamparadosDistrictAlajuela4,03712,76725,478
DiriáDistrictSanta Cruz002,163
Dos RíosDistrictUpala0254465
DuacaríDistrictGuácimo001,022
Dulce NombreDistrictCartago02,9929,871
Dulce NombreDistrictLa Unión05,2827,691
Dulce Nombre de JesúsDistrictVázquez de Coronado06,8399,554
El AmparoDistrictLos Chiles00488
El CairoDistrictSiquirres003,336
El MastateDistrictOrotina0890462
El RobleDistrictPuntarenas......15,759
El RosarioDistrictNaranjo001,378
El TejarDistrictEl Guarco7,63617,74624,753
EscazúDistrictEscazú9,92511,44311,984
EscobalDistrictAtenas...0305
Espíritu SantoDistrictEsparza7,03012,82314,470
EsquipulasDistrictPalmares01,3365,702
FiladelfiaDistrictCarrillo3,6065,2015,059
FlorenciaDistrictSan Carlos07859,786
FloridaDistrictSiquirres00810
FrailesDistrictDesamparados00492
GaritaDistrictAlajuela005,180
GermaniaDistrictSiquirres001,334
GolfitoDistrictGolfito5,9156,2897,598
GranadillaDistrictCurridabat1,11011,30314,778
GraviliasDistrictDesamparados...15,84615,024
GreciaDistrictGrecia8,61411,68413,095
GuácimaDistrictAlajuela0019,605
GuácimoDistrictGuácimo1,5726,09410,067
GuadalupeDistrictGoicoechea25,50623,72320,663
GuadalupeDistrictZarcero00415
Guadalupe o ArenillaDistrictCartago012,24914,401
GuápilesDistrictPococí6,94215,72331,577
GuayaboDistrictMora00529
GuaycaráDistrictGolfito02,4737,100
Hacienda ViejaDistrictOrotina00869
HatilloDistrictSan José52,53954,90150,511
HerediaDistrictHeredia21,44020,19118,697
HojanchaDistrictHojancha9581,6181,397
HospitalDistrictSan José27,09724,17519,270
IpísDistrictGoicoechea25,58626,15526,033
JacóDistrictGarabito3713,5909,527
JesúsDistrictAtenas001,145
JesúsDistrictSanta Bárbara007,595
Jesús MaríaDistrictSan Mateo00594
JiménezDistrictPococí08554,667
Juan ViñasDistrictJiménez2,2072,5094,621
Katira (← Buenavista)DistrictGuatuso...0369
La AlegríaDistrictSiquirres...0587
La AsunciónDistrictBelén03,8915,651
La CruzDistrictLa Cruz2,0623,8324,821
La CuestaDistrictCorredores01,2171,922
La FortunaDistrictSan Carlos02,66012,428
La FortunaDistrictBagaces01,5741,289
La GaritaDistrictLa Cruz00561
La GranjaDistrictPalmares54803,413
LagunaDistrictZarcero0592317
La Isabel (← Turrialba)DistrictTurrialba......5,200
La RiberaDistrictBelén05,6876,040
Las HorquetasDistrictSarapiquí02,318967
Las JuntasDistrictAbangares1,0074,2033,927
La SuizaDistrictTurrialba02,1684,997
La TigraDistrictSan Carlos0171456
La TrinidadDistrictMoravia09,95519,767
LaurelDistrictCorredores...01,310
La VirgenDistrictSarapiquí002,244
León XIIIDistrictTibás...16,40013,661
LepantoDistrictPuntarenas002,616
LiberiaDistrictLiberia12,33534,46948,597
LimónDistrictLimón33,92555,66760,049
Llanos de Santa Lucía (← Paraíso)DistrictParaíso......16,985
LlorenteDistrictFlores05,8828,773
Los ChilesDistrictLos Chiles1,5942,9534,181
Los Guido (← Patarrá)DistrictDesamparados......24,102
MacaconaDistrictEsparza07383,886
MansiónDistrictNicoya001,051
ManzanilloDistrictPuntarenas01,980669
Mata de PlátanoDistrictGoicoechea5,80615,92617,248
MatamaDistrictLimón...01,040
Mata RedondaDistrictSan José9,4869,3218,313
MatinaDistrictMatina1,1022,0094,354
MayorgaDistrictLiberia00481
MercedDistrictSan José15,36313,56512,257
MercedesDistrictMontes de Oca4,4194,8724,688
MercedesDistrictAtenas001,341
MercedesDistrictHeredia6,55719,71725,744
MercedesDistrictGuácimo00977
MiramarDistrictMontes de Oro2,0375,7487,493
MogoteDistrictBagaces01,9501,556
Monte RomoDistrictHojancha...0349
MonterreyDistrictAserrí00189
Monte VerdeDistrictPuntarenas002,316
NacascoloDistrictLiberia001,537
NaranjitoDistrictAguirre00906
NaranjoDistrictNaranjo7,17610,65513,462
NicoyaDistrictNicoya9,55813,33416,122
NosaraDistrictNicoya...01,768
OrosiDistrictParaíso03,8745,789
OrotinaDistrictOrotina4,1695,4217,436
PacayasDistrictAlvarado6771,3863,340
PacuaritoDistrictSiquirres003,606
PalmarDistrictOsa04,0934,909
PalmaresDistrictPalmares3,7664,1053,599
PalmichalDistrictAcosta01,3771,147
PalmiraDistrictZarcero001,060
PalmiraDistrictCarrillo004,510
PalmiraDistrictCañas...0370
Palmitos (← Naranjo)DistrictNaranjo......337
PaqueraDistrictPuntarenas01,3272,017
ParáDistrictSanto Domingo003,333
ParacitoDistrictSanto Domingo002,231
ParaísoDistrictParaíso10,91730,04918,250
ParritaDistrictParrita1,9653,2828,579
PatalilloDistrictVázquez de Coronado6,02517,73120,349
PatarráDistrictDesamparados021,37410,351
PavasDistrictSan José31,69076,17771,384
PavónDistrictGolfito...0630
PavonesDistrictTurrialba002,732
PejibayeDistrictPérez Zeledón001,053
PejibayeDistrictJiménez01,452765
Peñas BlancasDistrictSan Ramón001,713
PiedadesDistrictSanta Ana007,524
Piedades NorteDistrictSan Ramón03,2093,451
Piedades SurDistrictSan Ramón00313
Piedras BlancasDistrictOsa...0570
PitahayaDistrictPuntarenas00654
PitalDistrictSan Carlos01,8088,621
PocoraDistrictGuácimo04,5555,156
PocosolDistrictSan Carlos02,6043,564
Potrero CerradoDistrictOreamuno001,467
Potrero GrandeDistrictBuenos Aires00676
PozosDistrictSanta Ana05,27715,585
Puente de PiedraDistrictGrecia007,746
Puerto CortésDistrictOsa2,6643,3844,697
Puerto JiménezDistrictGolfito01,7803,036
Puerto ViejoDistrictSarapiquí6682,4227,108
PuntarenasDistrictPuntarenas28,3909,2978,063
PurabáDistrictSanta Bárbara003,862
PurralDistrictGoicoechea...26,76727,464
Quebrada GrandeDistrictTilarán00333
QuebradillaDistrictCartago004,345
QueposDistrictAguirre4,3926,86412,905
QuesadaDistrictSan Carlos13,06623,33129,830
Rancho RedondoDistrictGoicoechea00975
Rincón Sabanilla (← San Pablo)DistrictSan Pablo......8,259
Río AzulDistrictLa Unión0011,509
Río BlancoDistrictLimón...04,284
Río CuartoDistrictGrecia002,436
Río JiménezDistrictGuácimo002,874
Río SegundoDistrictAlajuela3,1958,70710,794
RitaDistrictPococí04,3748,135
RodríguezDistrictValverde Vega00281
RoxanaDistrictPococí02,0406,672
SabalitoDistrictCoto Brus002,043
SabanillaDistrictMontes de Oca6,76211,32410,775
SabanillaDistrictAlajuela08972,147
SalitralDistrictSanta Ana02,5251,966
SalitrillosDistrictAserrí...5,11411,024
SámaraDistrictNicoya09501,113
San AntonioDistrictEscazú2,24416,07222,143
San AntonioDistrictDesamparados7,2989,3959,727
San AntonioDistrictAlajuelita003,962
San AntonioDistrictLeón Cortés Castro...0979
San AntonioDistrictAlajuela4,50411,54724,971
San AntonioDistrictBelén4,5599,7109,942
San AntonioDistrictNicoya002,345
SánchezDistrictCurridabat1,1682,9355,364
San DiegoDistrictLa Unión015,13220,799
San FelipeDistrictAlajuelita2,54022,26731,649
San FranciscoDistrictGoicoechea3,1382,5522,032
San FranciscoDistrictHeredia11,55740,84049,209
San FranciscoDistrictSan Isidro...04,438
San Francisco de Dos RíosDistrictSan José15,25621,72420,209
San GabrielDistrictAserrí001,109
San IgnacioDistrictAcosta5472,7381,377
San IsidroDistrictVázquez de Coronado8,39214,83016,502
San IsidroDistrictAlajuela0010,176
San IsidroDistrictSan Ramón001,434
San IsidroDistrictGrecia003,340
San IsidroDistrictEl Guarco02,1495,648
San IsidroDistrictSan Isidro1,6063,3606,113
San IsidroDistrictMontes de Oro001,376
San Isidro de El GeneralDistrictPérez Zeledón14,52928,52733,820
San JerónimoDistrictMoravia005,807
San JerónimoDistrictNaranjo002,065
San JoaquínDistrictFlores3,3275,8747,173
San JoséDistrictAlajuela1,77727,77441,656
San JoséDistrictGrecia004,930
San JoséDistrictAtenas001,564
San JoséDistrictNaranjo00982
San JoséDistrictSan Isidro09596,626
San JosecitoDistrictAlajuelita07,52810,506
San JosecitoDistrictSan Rafael010,82611,579
San José de la MontañaDistrictBarva003,635
San José o PizoteDistrictUpala0418379
San JuanDistrictTibás22,41524,94421,745
San JuanDistrictSan Ramón2,9496,83011,695
San JuanDistrictNaranjo01,0001,293
San JuanDistrictPoás02,9542,331
San JuanDistrictLa Unión07,52213,729
San JuanDistrictSanta Bárbara05,1047,662
San JuanDistrictAbangares00263
San Juan de DiosDistrictDesamparados4,44413,78619,481
San Juan GrandeDistrictEsparza003,018
San LorenzoDistrictTarrazú001,411
San MarcosDistrictTarrazú9803,7926,780
San MateoDistrictSan Mateo8251,2121,017
San MiguelDistrictDesamparados025,69130,207
San MiguelDistrictNaranjo002,319
San MiguelDistrictSanto Domingo05,6946,363
San MiguelDistrictCañas...0446
San NicolásDistrictCartago020,17125,948
San PabloDistrictTurrubares302769736
San PabloDistrictLeón Cortés Castro8452,5153,965
San PabloDistrictBarva03,9796,732
San PabloDistrictSan Pablo7,40117,51919,412
San PabloDistrictNandayure00750
San PedroDistrictMontes de Oca24,51926,52423,977
San PedroDistrictPoás3,0204,4135,917
San PedroDistrictValverde Vega001,052
San PedroDistrictBarva009,614
San PedroDistrictSanta Bárbara02,0505,582
San RafaelDistrictEscazú5,93519,19821,971
San RafaelDistrictVázquez de Coronado04,3176,350
San RafaelDistrictMontes de Oca1,7755,5559,692
San RafaelDistrictAlajuela015,59625,565
San RafaelDistrictSan Ramón03,2024,212
San RafaelDistrictPoás00844
San RafaelDistrictGuatuso6921,2912,291
San RafaelDistrictLa Unión09,18912,776
San RafaelDistrictOreamuno10,52822,59226,383
San RafaelDistrictSan Rafael7,1418,6519,668
San Rafael AbajoDistrictDesamparados11,55522,48123,283
San Rafael ArribaDistrictDesamparados7,34412,16215,262
San RamónDistrictSan Ramón9,6249,6598,717
San RamónDistrictLa Unión02,4164,054
San RoqueDistrictGrecia03,2798,682
San RoqueDistrictBarva03,0714,622
San SebastiánDistrictSan José35,08143,24540,065
Santa AnaDistrictSanta Ana5,3677,27611,320
Santa BárbaraDistrictSanta Bárbara3,2645,0365,944
Santa CeciliaDistrictLa Cruz00739
Santa CruzDistrictSanta Cruz6,43510,29513,105
Santa ElenaDistrictLa Cruz001,004
Santa EulaliaDistrictAtenas001,713
Santa LucíaDistrictBarva05,3327,413
Santa MaríaDistrictDota8621,1052,128
Santa RitaDistrictNandayure00134
Santa RosaDistrictTurrialba003,904
Santa RosaDistrictOreamuno001,838
Santa RosaDistrictSanto Domingo06,3967,269
Santa RosaDistrictTilarán00950
Santa TeresitaDistrictTurrialba00378
SantiagoDistrictPuriscal3,1437,3907,530
SantiagoDistrictSan Ramón01,862927
SantiagoDistrictPalmares001,281
SantiagoDistrictParaíso00466
SantiagoDistrictSan Rafael06,8788,409
Santo DomingoDistrictSanto Domingo5,0325,1814,730
Santo DomingoDistrictSanta Bárbara001,182
Santo TomásDistrictSanto Domingo05,2226,267
San VicenteDistrictMoravia24,66131,69330,998
San VicenteDistrictSanto Domingo2,5904,4856,427
San VitoDistrictCoto Brus2,1213,4995,509
SarapiquíDistrictAlajuela00250
Sarchí NorteDistrictValverde Vega1,9923,0023,363
Sarchí SurDistrictValverde Vega02,5061,935
SardinalDistrictCarrillo02,8998,682
SavegreDistrictAguirre00365
SierpeDistrictOsa00823
SiquirresDistrictSiquirres7,14615,25920,902
SixaolaDistrictTalamanca01,5823,427
TabarciaDistrictMora00287
TacaresDistrictGrecia003,626
TamarindoDistrictSanta Cruz...03,138
TamborDistrictAlajuela006,838
TapescoDistrictZarcero00347
TárcolesDistrictGarabito...03,068
TayuticDistrictTurrialba001,134
TelireDistrictTalamanca...0484
TempateDistrictSanta Cruz002,890
Tierra BlancaDistrictCartago03,6794,515
Tierras MorenasDistrictTilarán00423
TilaránDistrictTilarán3,7376,4787,021
TirrasesDistrictCurridabat5,77515,82616,247
TobosiDistrictEl Guarco03,6166,235
Toro AmarilloDistrictValverde Vega0068
Tres EquisDistrictTurrialba...0697
Tres RíosDistrictLa Unión8,66110,0099,331
TronadoraDistrictTilarán00296
TucurriqueDistrictJiménez02,4022,325
TuisDistrictTurrialba001,064
TuresDistrictSanto Domingo003,452
TurrialbaDistrictTurrialba13,89824,67119,840
TurrúcaresDistrictAlajuela03,3044,923
UlloaDistrictHeredia1,88517,74729,266
UpalaDistrictUpala1,5243,6986,070
UrucaDistrictSan José8,93227,11031,728
UrucaDistrictSanta Ana02,9376,779
Valle La EstrellaDistrictLimón...1,0521,813
Vara BlancaDistrictHeredia00339
Veintisiete de AbrilDistrictSanta Cruz00617
VeneciaDistrictSan Carlos002,469
VolcánDistrictBuenos Aires00615
VolioDistrictSan Ramón00374
Vuelta de JorcoDistrictAserrí01,6242,300
YolillalDistrictUpala00808
ZapoteDistrictSan José18,50420,75318,679
ZaragozaDistrictPalmares007,383
ZarceroDistrictZarcero1,9043,1452,389

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (web).
For districts, the urban population is presented.