Tilarán (canton)

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Tilarán canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°29′23″N84°54′23″W / 10.4896428°N 84.9065083°W / 10.4896428; -84.9065083 Coordinates: 10°29′23″N84°54′23″W / 10.4896428°N 84.9065083°W / 10.4896428; -84.9065083
Country Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica
Province Guanacaste
Creation21 August 1923 [1]
Head city Tilarán
Districts
Government
  Type Municipality
  BodyMunicipalidad de Tilarán
Area
  Total638.39 km2 (246.48 sq mi)
Elevation
579 m (1,900 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Total19,640
  Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−06:00
Canton code508
Website www.tilaran.go.cr

Tilarán is a canton in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. [2] [3] The head city is in Tilarán district.

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History

Tilarán was created on 21 August 1923 by decree 170. [1]

Geography

Tilarán has an area of 638.39 km² [4] and a mean elevation of 579 metres. [2]

The canton surrounds Lake Arenal except for the lake's southeast end, which belongs to the province of Alajuela. The northern border is in the Cordillera de Guanacaste, touching the Corobicí River at its northernmost limits. The southern part of the canton is in the Cordillera de Tilarán (mountain range).

Districts

The canton of Tilarán is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Tilarán
  2. Quebrada Grande
  3. Tronadora
  4. Santa Rosa
  5. Líbano
  6. Tierras Morenas
  7. Arenal
  8. Cabeceras

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1927 6,131
1950 9,05747.7%
1963 12,09733.6%
1973 12,5633.9%
1984 14,58616.1%
2000 17,87122.5%
2011 19,6409.9%

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

For the 2011 census, Tilarán had a population of 19,640 inhabitants. [7]

Transportation

Road transportation

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

Notable people

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References

  1. 1 2 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. 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.