Tibás

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Tibás canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°57′27″N84°04′52″W / 9.9574805°N 84.0810853°W / 9.9574805; -84.0810853 Coordinates: 9°57′27″N84°04′52″W / 9.9574805°N 84.0810853°W / 9.9574805; -84.0810853
Country Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Province San José
Creation26 June 1914 [1]
Head city San Juan
Districts
Government
  Type Municipality
  BodyMunicipalidad de Tibás
Area
  Total8.15 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Elevation
1,140 m (3,740 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Total64,842
  Density8,000/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−06:00
Canton code113
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Tibás is the thirteenth canton in the province of San José in Costa Rica. [2] [3] The head city of the canton is San Juan.

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History

Tibás was created on 26 June 1914 by decree 31. [3] It was formerly known as San Juan del Murciélago and was meant to be the capital of the country, at least according to ex-president Braulio Carrillo, [4] this is the reason the town was originally designed with such a neat array of perfectly aligned blocks, cut by the streets running from North to South and the avenues from East to West.

Geography

Tibás has an area of 8.15 km² [5] and a mean elevation of 1,140 metres. [2]

The canton forms a northern suburb of the national capital city of San José. It is triangular in shape, with the Virilla River as its northern boundary. The Quebrada Rivera, a canyon, establishes the southwestern limit of the canton and also a portion of the southeastern boundary.

Districts

The canton of Tibás is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. San Juan
  2. Cinco Esquinas
  3. Anselmo Llorente
  4. León XIII
  5. Colima

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1927 4,579
1950 10,594131.4%
1963 23,946126.0%
1973 35,60248.7%
1984 57,69362.0%
2000 72,07424.9%
2011 64,842−10.0%

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos [6]
Centro Centroamericano de Población [7]

For the 2011 census, Tibás had a population of 64,842 inhabitants. [8]

Tibás includes both industrial and residential neighborhoods and is home of a popular football team in Costa Rica, Deportivo Saprissa and its stadium Estadio Ricardo Saprissa.

Transportation

Road transportation

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

Rail transportation

The Interurbano Line operated by Incofer goes through this canton.

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References

  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. 1 2 "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. 1 2 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. "Historia del Cantón de Tibás". Tibás. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  5. "Área en kilómetros cuadrados, según provincia, cantón y distrito administrativo". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  6. "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos" (in Spanish).
  7. "Sistema de Consulta de a Bases de Datos Estadísticas". Centro Centroamericano de Población (in Spanish).
  8. "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.