Buenos Aires (canton)

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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires canton
Buenos Aires canton location in Costa Rica
Buenos Aires canton location in Costa Rica
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 9°04′57″N 83°15′42″W / 9.0824408°N 83.2617871°W / 9.0824408; -83.2617871Coordinates: 9°04′57″N 83°15′42″W / 9.0824408°N 83.2617871°W / 9.0824408; -83.2617871
Country Costa Rica
ProvincePuntarenas
Creation29 July 1940[1]
Head cityBuenos Aires
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Buenos Aires
Area
 • Total2,384.22 km2 (920.55 sq mi)
Elevation
386 m (1,266 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total45,244
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code603
Websitewww.munibuenosaires.go.cr

Buenos Aires is a canton in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.[2][3] The head city is in Buenos Aires district.

History[edit]

A law of 26 June 1914, created a canton by the name of "De Osa". This new entity encompassed much of the national territory of southernmost Costa Rica.

Buenos Aires was created on 29 July 1940 by decree 185, segregated from "De Osa".[1] The remaining territorial extension is now Osa canton.

Geography[edit]

Buenos Aires has an area of 2,384.22 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 386 metres.[2]

The canton includes a portion of the Cordillera de Talamanca along its northeastern border. The valleys of the General River, Coto Brus River and Térraba River form the core of the canton, and coastal mountain ranges set the limits on the southeast side.

Districts[edit]

The canton of Buenos Aires is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Buenos Aires
  2. Volcán
  3. Potrero Grande
  4. Boruca
  5. Pilas
  6. Colinas
  7. Chánguena
  8. Briolley
  9. Brunka

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19507,392
196311,04249.4%
197320,10482.1%
198427,71637.9%
200040,13944.8%
201145,24412.7%

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

For the 2011 census, Buenos Aires had a population of 45,244 inhabitants. [7]

Transportation[edit]

Road transportation[edit]

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b "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.