Coto Brus (canton)

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Coto Brus
The surrounding topography of San Vito
The surrounding topography of San Vito
Flag of Coto Brus
Flag
Official seal of Coto Brus
Seal
Coto Brus canton
Coto Brus canton location in Costa Rica
Coto Brus canton location in Costa Rica
Coto Brus
Coto Brus canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 8°53′20″N 82°54′33″W / 8.8889753°N 82.9092434°W / 8.8889753; -82.9092434Coordinates: 8°53′20″N 82°54′33″W / 8.8889753°N 82.9092434°W / 8.8889753; -82.9092434
Country Costa Rica
ProvincePuntarenas
Creation10 December 1965[1]
Head citySan Vito
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Coto Brus
Area
 • Total933.91 km2 (360.58 sq mi)
Elevation
955 m (3,133 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total38,453
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code608
Websitewww.municotobrus.go.cr

Coto Brus is a canton in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.[2][3] The head city is in San Vito district.

History[edit]

Coto Brus was created on 10 December 1965 by decree 3598.[1]

Geography[edit]

Coto Brus has an area of 933.91 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 955 metres.[2]

The upland canton shares its eastern border with Panama. The northern limit is high in the Cordillera de Talamanca, and the southwestern boundary runs through the Fila Zapote, one of many small coastal mountain ranges inland from Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

Districts[edit]

The canton of Coto Brus is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. San Vito
  2. Sabalito
  3. Aguabuena
  4. Limoncito
  5. Pittier
  6. Gutiérrez Braun

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
197319,971
198431,65058.5%
200040,08226.6%
201138,453−4.1%

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

For the 2011 census, Coto Brus had a population of 38,453 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.