Liberia (canton)

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Liberia
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
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Official seal of Liberia
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Liberia canton
Liberia canton location in Costa Rica
Liberia canton location in Costa Rica
Liberia
Liberia canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°41′30″N 85°29′44″W / 10.6916272°N 85.4956835°W / 10.6916272; -85.4956835Coordinates: 10°41′30″N 85°29′44″W / 10.6916272°N 85.4956835°W / 10.6916272; -85.4956835
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceGuanacaste
Creation7 December 1848[1]
Head cityLiberia
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Liberia
Area
 • Total1,436.47 km2 (554.62 sq mi)
Elevation
193 m (633 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total62,987
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code501
Websitewww.muniliberia.go.cr/muni/

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

History[edit]

Liberia was created on 7 December 1848 by decree 167.[1]

Geography[edit]

Map of Liberia canton

Liberia has an area of 1,436.47 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 193 metres.[2] Prominent geologic features of Liberia include Cerro Cacao (Cacao Mountain) and Rincón de la Vieja. The latter is the center of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. The canton also includes the most visited portion of Santa Rosa National Park on its northwest border. The Río Salto delineates the southwestern border as far as the Tempisque River, and the Tempisque forms the border on the southeast as far as the Bahía Naranjo (Orange Bay).

Districts[edit]

The canton of Liberia is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Liberia
  2. Cañas Dulces
  3. Mayorga
  4. Nacascolo
  5. Curubandé

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18643,169
18834,74449.7%
18925,88324.0%
19277,32224.5%
195010,24639.9%
196318,03076.0%
197321,78120.8%
198428,06728.9%
200046,70366.4%
201162,98734.9%

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

For the 2011 census, Liberia had a population of 62,987 inhabitants. [7] Besides hosting the provincial capital, Liberia Canton is the most populous of Guanacaste's nine cantons.

Transportation[edit]

Road transportation[edit]

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

Airports[edit]

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.