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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
 
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
Costa RicaCountry2,416,8093,810,1794,301,712

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 Brus......1,287
Aguacaliente o San FranciscoDistrictCartago...25,38230,572
Aguas ClarasDistrictUpala......1,038
Aguas ZarcasDistrictSan Carlos......8,372
AlajuelaDistrictAlajuela29,27342,88942,975
AlajuelitaDistrictAlajuelita8,28012,24711,988
AlfaroDistrictSan Ramón......4,523
ÁngelesDistrictSan Ramón......2,923
ÁngelesDistrictSan Rafael...1,2037,225
Anselmo LlorenteDistrictTibás8,13810,1039,986
ArenalDistrictTilarán......932
AserríDistrictAserrí4,85523,05926,558
AtenasDistrictAtenas2,9436,1986,001
BagacesDistrictBagaces2,2133,6456,275
Bahía BallenaDistrictOsa......199
BarbacoasDistrictPuriscal......204
BarrancaDistrictPuntarenas...31,38629,346
BarrantesDistrictFlores...1,6754,091
BarvaDistrictBarva3,9114,8904,997
BatánDistrictMatina...3,9788,965
BebederoDistrictCañas......1,964
BejucoDistrictNandayure......97
BelénDistrictCarrillo...2,4094,888
BijaguaDistrictUpala...963654
BolívarDistrictGrecia......3,460
BolsónDistrictSanta Cruz......703
BorucaDistrictBuenos Aires......454
BrasilDistrictSanta Ana......2,586
BratsiDistrictTalamanca110...885
BrisasDistrictZarcero......769
BrunkaDistrictBuenos Aires......1,293
Buenos AiresDistrictPalmares...3,5306,080
Buenos AiresDistrictBuenos Aires1,40310,26614,031
Cabo VelasDistrictSanta Cruz......1,208
CachíDistrictParaíso......2,918
CahuitaDistrictTalamanca...5612,379
CajónDistrictPérez Zeledón......1,689
Calle BlancosDistrictGoicoechea16,15519,41118,984
CañasDistrictCañas9,22016,51218,169
Cañas DulcesDistrictLiberia......372
CandelariaDistrictPalmares......622
CanoasDistrictCorredores...4,0197,132
Caño NegroDistrictLos Chiles......175
CapelladesDistrictAlvarado...8841,350
CariariDistrictPococí...12,16822,574
CarmenDistrictSan José5,9423,3602,702
CarmenDistrictCartago10,03414,38517,425
CarmonaDistrictNandayure8551,4631,323
CarrandiDistrictMatina......5,874
CarrillosDistrictPoás...3,7637,816
CarrizalDistrictAlajuela......3,716
CartagenaDistrictSanta Cruz......2,659
Cartago OccidentalDistrictCartago9,50011,1399,901
Cartago OrientalDistrictCartago14,42812,83912,228
CascajalDistrictVázquez de Coronado......5,572
CatedralDistrictSan José21,57415,34112,936
CervantesDistrictAlvarado......4,266
ChacaritaDistrictPuntarenas...23,16317,434
ChomesDistrictPuntarenas......1,267
Cinco EsquinasDistrictTibás27,1406,3795,925
CipresesDistrictOreamuno......2,122
Cirrí SurDistrictNaranjo......1,192
CóbanoDistrictPuntarenas......2,129
ColimaDistrictTibás...14,24813,525
ColónDistrictMora2,8268,63311,263
ColoradoDistrictAbangares......1,286
ColoradoDistrictPococí......906
ConcepciónDistrictAlajuelita11,05818,76218,721
ConcepciónDistrictSan Ramón......2,348
ConcepciónDistrictAtenas......2,248
ConcepciónDistrictLa Unión...12,46816,515
ConcepciónDistrictSan Rafael......4,648
ConcepciónDistrictSan Isidro......2,350
CorralilloDistrictCartago......1,962
CorredorDistrictCorredores4,3766,22611,097
CotDistrictOreamuno...6,0427,960
CoyolarDistrictOrotina......1,747
CurridabatDistrictCurridabat19,82130,31628,817
CurubandéDistrictLiberia......649
CutrisDistrictSan Carlos......2,033
DamasDistrictDesamparados7,18512,99313,175
Daniel FloresDistrictPérez Zeledón...8,93728,693
DesamparadosDistrictDesamparados43,35236,43733,866
DesamparadosDistrictAlajuela4,03712,76725,478
DiriáDistrictSanta Cruz......2,163
Dos RíosDistrictUpala...254465
DuacaríDistrictGuácimo......1,022
Dulce NombreDistrictCartago...2,9929,871
Dulce NombreDistrictLa Unión...5,2827,691
Dulce Nombre de JesúsDistrictVázquez de Coronado...6,8399,554
El AmparoDistrictLos Chiles......488
El CairoDistrictSiquirres......3,336
El MastateDistrictOrotina...890462
El RobleDistrictPuntarenas......15,759
El RosarioDistrictNaranjo......1,378
El TejarDistrictEl Guarco7,63617,74624,753
EscazúDistrictEscazú9,92511,44311,984
EscobalDistrictAtenas......305
Espíritu SantoDistrictEsparza7,03012,82314,470
EsquipulasDistrictPalmares...1,3365,702
FiladelfiaDistrictCarrillo3,6065,2015,059
FlorenciaDistrictSan Carlos...7859,786
FloridaDistrictSiquirres......810
FrailesDistrictDesamparados......492
GaritaDistrictAlajuela......5,180
GermaniaDistrictSiquirres......1,334
GolfitoDistrictGolfito5,9156,2897,598
GranadillaDistrictCurridabat1,11011,30314,778
GraviliasDistrictDesamparados...15,84615,024
GreciaDistrictGrecia8,61411,68413,095
GuácimaDistrictAlajuela......19,605
GuácimoDistrictGuácimo1,5726,09410,067
GuadalupeDistrictGoicoechea25,50623,72320,663
GuadalupeDistrictZarcero......415
Guadalupe o ArenillaDistrictCartago...12,24914,401
GuápilesDistrictPococí6,94215,72331,577
GuayaboDistrictMora......529
GuaycaráDistrictGolfito...2,4737,100
Hacienda ViejaDistrictOrotina......869
HatilloDistrictSan José52,53954,90150,511
HerediaDistrictHeredia21,44020,19118,697
HojanchaDistrictHojancha9581,6181,397
HospitalDistrictSan José27,09724,17519,270
IpísDistrictGoicoechea25,58626,15526,033
JacóDistrictGarabito3713,5909,527
JesúsDistrictAtenas......1,145
JesúsDistrictSanta Bárbara......7,595
Jesús MaríaDistrictSan Mateo......594
JiménezDistrictPococí...8554,667
Juan ViñasDistrictJiménez2,2072,5094,621
Katira [separated from Buenavista]DistrictGuatuso......369
La AlegríaDistrictSiquirres......587
La AsunciónDistrictBelén...3,8915,651
La CruzDistrictLa Cruz2,0623,8324,821
La CuestaDistrictCorredores...1,2171,922
La FortunaDistrictSan Carlos...2,66012,428
La FortunaDistrictBagaces...1,5741,289
La GaritaDistrictLa Cruz......561
La GranjaDistrictPalmares548...3,413
LagunaDistrictZarcero...592317
La Isabel [separated from Turrialba]DistrictTurrialba......5,200
La RiberaDistrictBelén...5,6876,040
Las HorquetasDistrictSarapiquí...2,318967
Las JuntasDistrictAbangares1,0074,2033,927
La SuizaDistrictTurrialba...2,1684,997
La TigraDistrictSan Carlos...171456
La TrinidadDistrictMoravia...9,95519,767
LaurelDistrictCorredores......1,310
La VirgenDistrictSarapiquí......2,244
León XIIIDistrictTibás...16,40013,661
LepantoDistrictPuntarenas......2,616
LiberiaDistrictLiberia12,33534,46948,597
LimónDistrictLimón33,92555,66760,049
Llanos de Santa Lucía [separated from Paraíso]DistrictParaíso......16,985
LlorenteDistrictFlores...5,8828,773
Los ChilesDistrictLos Chiles1,5942,9534,181
Los Guido [separated from Patarrá]DistrictDesamparados......24,102
MacaconaDistrictEsparza...7383,886
MansiónDistrictNicoya......1,051
ManzanilloDistrictPuntarenas...1,980669
Mata de PlátanoDistrictGoicoechea5,80615,92617,248
MatamaDistrictLimón......1,040
Mata RedondaDistrictSan José9,4869,3218,313
MatinaDistrictMatina1,1022,0094,354
MayorgaDistrictLiberia......481
MercedDistrictSan José15,36313,56512,257
MercedesDistrictMontes de Oca4,4194,8724,688
MercedesDistrictAtenas......1,341
MercedesDistrictHeredia6,55719,71725,744
MercedesDistrictGuácimo......977
MiramarDistrictMontes de Oro2,0375,7487,493
MogoteDistrictBagaces...1,9501,556
Monte RomoDistrictHojancha......349
MonterreyDistrictAserrí......189
Monte VerdeDistrictPuntarenas......2,316
NacascoloDistrictLiberia......1,537
NaranjitoDistrictAguirre......906
NaranjoDistrictNaranjo7,17610,65513,462
NicoyaDistrictNicoya9,55813,33416,122
NosaraDistrictNicoya......1,768
OrosiDistrictParaíso...3,8745,789
OrotinaDistrictOrotina4,1695,4217,436
PacayasDistrictAlvarado6771,3863,340
PacuaritoDistrictSiquirres......3,606
PalmarDistrictOsa...4,0934,909
PalmaresDistrictPalmares3,7664,1053,599
PalmichalDistrictAcosta...1,3771,147
PalmiraDistrictZarcero......1,060
PalmiraDistrictCarrillo......4,510
PalmiraDistrictCañas......370
Palmitos [separated from Naranjo]DistrictNaranjo......337
PaqueraDistrictPuntarenas...1,3272,017
ParáDistrictSanto Domingo......3,333
ParacitoDistrictSanto Domingo......2,231
ParaísoDistrictParaíso10,91730,04918,250
ParritaDistrictParrita1,9653,2828,579
PatalilloDistrictVázquez de Coronado6,02517,73120,349
PatarráDistrictDesamparados...21,37410,351
PavasDistrictSan José31,69076,17771,384
PavónDistrictGolfito......630
PavonesDistrictTurrialba......2,732
PejibayeDistrictPérez Zeledón......1,053
PejibayeDistrictJiménez...1,452765
Peñas BlancasDistrictSan Ramón......1,713
PiedadesDistrictSanta Ana......7,524
Piedades NorteDistrictSan Ramón...3,2093,451
Piedades SurDistrictSan Ramón......313
Piedras BlancasDistrictOsa......570
PitahayaDistrictPuntarenas......654
PitalDistrictSan Carlos...1,8088,621
PocoraDistrictGuácimo...4,5555,156
PocosolDistrictSan Carlos...2,6043,564
Potrero CerradoDistrictOreamuno......1,467
Potrero GrandeDistrictBuenos Aires......676
PozosDistrictSanta Ana...5,27715,585
Puente de PiedraDistrictGrecia......7,746
Puerto CortésDistrictOsa2,6643,3844,697
Puerto JiménezDistrictGolfito...1,7803,036
Puerto ViejoDistrictSarapiquí6682,4227,108
PuntarenasDistrictPuntarenas28,3909,2978,063
PurabáDistrictSanta Bárbara......3,862
PurralDistrictGoicoechea...26,76727,464
Quebrada GrandeDistrictTilarán......333
QuebradillaDistrictCartago......4,345
QueposDistrictAguirre4,3926,86412,905
QuesadaDistrictSan Carlos13,06623,33129,830
Rancho RedondoDistrictGoicoechea......975
Rincón Sabanilla [separated from San Pablo]DistrictSan Pablo......8,259
Río AzulDistrictLa Unión......11,509
Río BlancoDistrictLimón......4,284
Río CuartoDistrictGrecia......2,436
Río JiménezDistrictGuácimo......2,874
Río SegundoDistrictAlajuela3,1958,70710,794
RitaDistrictPococí...4,3748,135
RodríguezDistrictValverde Vega......281
RoxanaDistrictPococí...2,0406,672
SabalitoDistrictCoto Brus......2,043
SabanillaDistrictMontes de Oca6,76211,32410,775
SabanillaDistrictAlajuela...8972,147
SalitralDistrictSanta Ana...2,5251,966
SalitrillosDistrictAserrí...5,11411,024
SámaraDistrictNicoya...9501,113
San AntonioDistrictEscazú2,24416,07222,143
San AntonioDistrictDesamparados7,2989,3959,727
San AntonioDistrictAlajuelita......3,962
San AntonioDistrictLeón Cortés Castro......979
San AntonioDistrictAlajuela4,50411,54724,971
San AntonioDistrictBelén4,5599,7109,942
San AntonioDistrictNicoya......2,345
SánchezDistrictCurridabat1,1682,9355,364
San DiegoDistrictLa Unión...15,13220,799
San FelipeDistrictAlajuelita2,54022,26731,649
San FranciscoDistrictGoicoechea3,1382,5522,032
San FranciscoDistrictHeredia11,55740,84049,209
San FranciscoDistrictSan Isidro......4,438
San Francisco de Dos RíosDistrictSan José15,25621,72420,209
San GabrielDistrictAserrí......1,109
San IgnacioDistrictAcosta5472,7381,377
San IsidroDistrictVázquez de Coronado8,39214,83016,502
San IsidroDistrictAlajuela......10,176
San IsidroDistrictSan Ramón......1,434
San IsidroDistrictGrecia......3,340
San IsidroDistrictEl Guarco...2,1495,648
San IsidroDistrictSan Isidro1,6063,3606,113
San IsidroDistrictMontes de Oro......1,376
San Isidro de El GeneralDistrictPérez Zeledón14,52928,52733,820
San JerónimoDistrictMoravia......5,807
San JerónimoDistrictNaranjo......2,065
San JoaquínDistrictFlores3,3275,8747,173
San JoséDistrictAlajuela1,77727,77441,656
San JoséDistrictGrecia......4,930
San JoséDistrictAtenas......1,564
San JoséDistrictNaranjo......982
San JoséDistrictSan Isidro...9596,626
San JosecitoDistrictAlajuelita...7,52810,506
San JosecitoDistrictSan Rafael...10,82611,579
San José de la MontañaDistrictBarva......3,635
San José o PizoteDistrictUpala...418379
San JuanDistrictTibás22,41524,94421,745
San JuanDistrictSan Ramón2,9496,83011,695
San JuanDistrictNaranjo...1,0001,293
San JuanDistrictPoás...2,9542,331
San JuanDistrictLa Unión...7,52213,729
San JuanDistrictSanta Bárbara...5,1047,662
San JuanDistrictAbangares......263
San Juan de DiosDistrictDesamparados4,44413,78619,481
San Juan GrandeDistrictEsparza......3,018
San LorenzoDistrictTarrazú......1,411
San MarcosDistrictTarrazú9803,7926,780
San MateoDistrictSan Mateo8251,2121,017
San MiguelDistrictDesamparados...25,69130,207
San MiguelDistrictNaranjo......2,319
San MiguelDistrictSanto Domingo...5,6946,363
San MiguelDistrictCañas......446
San NicolásDistrictCartago...20,17125,948
San PabloDistrictTurrubares302769736
San PabloDistrictLeón Cortés Castro8452,5153,965
San PabloDistrictBarva...3,9796,732
San PabloDistrictSan Pablo7,40117,51919,412
San PabloDistrictNandayure......750
San PedroDistrictMontes de Oca24,51926,52423,977
San PedroDistrictPoás3,0204,4135,917
San PedroDistrictValverde Vega......1,052
San PedroDistrictBarva......9,614
San PedroDistrictSanta Bárbara...2,0505,582
San RafaelDistrictEscazú5,93519,19821,971
San RafaelDistrictVázquez de Coronado...4,3176,350
San RafaelDistrictMontes de Oca1,7755,5559,692
San RafaelDistrictAlajuela...15,59625,565
San RafaelDistrictSan Ramón...3,2024,212
San RafaelDistrictPoás......844
San RafaelDistrictGuatuso6921,2912,291
San RafaelDistrictLa Unión...9,18912,776
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 Unión...2,4164,054
San RoqueDistrictGrecia...3,2798,682
San RoqueDistrictBarva...3,0714,622
San SebastiánDistrictSan José35,08143,24540,065
Santa AnaDistrictSanta Ana5,3677,27611,320
Santa BárbaraDistrictSanta Bárbara3,2645,0365,944
Santa CeciliaDistrictLa Cruz......739
Santa CruzDistrictSanta Cruz6,43510,29513,105
Santa ElenaDistrictLa Cruz......1,004
Santa EulaliaDistrictAtenas......1,713
Santa LucíaDistrictBarva...5,3327,413
Santa MaríaDistrictDota8621,1052,128
Santa RitaDistrictNandayure......134
Santa RosaDistrictTurrialba......3,904
Santa RosaDistrictOreamuno......1,838
Santa RosaDistrictSanto Domingo...6,3967,269
Santa RosaDistrictTilarán......950
Santa TeresitaDistrictTurrialba......378
SantiagoDistrictPuriscal3,1437,3907,530
SantiagoDistrictSan Ramón...1,862927
SantiagoDistrictPalmares......1,281
SantiagoDistrictParaíso......466
SantiagoDistrictSan Rafael...6,8788,409
Santo DomingoDistrictSanto Domingo5,0325,1814,730
Santo DomingoDistrictSanta Bárbara......1,182
Santo TomásDistrictSanto Domingo...5,2226,267
San VicenteDistrictMoravia24,66131,69330,998
San VicenteDistrictSanto Domingo2,5904,4856,427
San VitoDistrictCoto Brus2,1213,4995,509
SarapiquíDistrictAlajuela......250
Sarchí NorteDistrictValverde Vega1,9923,0023,363
Sarchí SurDistrictValverde Vega...2,5061,935
SardinalDistrictCarrillo...2,8998,682
SavegreDistrictAguirre......365
SierpeDistrictOsa......823
SiquirresDistrictSiquirres7,14615,25920,902
SixaolaDistrictTalamanca...1,5823,427
TabarciaDistrictMora......287
TacaresDistrictGrecia......3,626
TamarindoDistrictSanta Cruz......3,138
TamborDistrictAlajuela......6,838
TapescoDistrictZarcero......347
TárcolesDistrictGarabito......3,068
TayuticDistrictTurrialba......1,134
TelireDistrictTalamanca......484
TempateDistrictSanta Cruz......2,890
Tierra BlancaDistrictCartago...3,6794,515
Tierras MorenasDistrictTilarán......423
TilaránDistrictTilarán3,7376,4787,021
TirrasesDistrictCurridabat5,77515,82616,247
TobosiDistrictEl Guarco...3,6166,235
Toro AmarilloDistrictValverde Vega......68
Tres EquisDistrictTurrialba......697
Tres RíosDistrictLa Unión8,66110,0099,331
TronadoraDistrictTilarán......296
TucurriqueDistrictJiménez...2,4022,325
TuisDistrictTurrialba......1,064
TuresDistrictSanto Domingo......3,452
TurrialbaDistrictTurrialba13,89824,67119,840
TurrúcaresDistrictAlajuela...3,3044,923
UlloaDistrictHeredia1,88517,74729,266
UpalaDistrictUpala1,5243,6986,070
UrucaDistrictSan José8,93227,11031,728
UrucaDistrictSanta Ana...2,9376,779
Valle La EstrellaDistrictLimón...1,0521,813
Vara BlancaDistrictHeredia......339
Veintisiete de AbrilDistrictSanta Cruz......617
VeneciaDistrictSan Carlos......2,469
VolcánDistrictBuenos Aires......615
VolioDistrictSan Ramón......374
Vuelta de JorcoDistrictAserrí...1,6242,300
YolillalDistrictUpala......808
ZapoteDistrictSan José18,50420,75318,679
ZaragozaDistrictPalmares......7,383
ZarceroDistrictZarcero1,9043,1452,389

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