Los Chiles (canton)

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Los Chiles
Frío River
Frío River
Flag of Los Chiles
Flag
Official seal of Los Chiles
Seal
Los Chiles canton
Los Chiles canton location in Costa Rica
Los Chiles canton location in Costa Rica
Los Chiles
Los Chiles canton location in Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10°51′33″N 84°40′25″W / 10.8591282°N 84.673707°W / 10.8591282; -84.673707Coordinates: 10°51′33″N 84°40′25″W / 10.8591282°N 84.673707°W / 10.8591282; -84.673707
Country Costa Rica
ProvinceAlajuela
Creation17 March 1970[1]
Head cityLos Chiles
Districts
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipalidad de Los Chiles
Area
 • Total1,358.86 km2 (524.66 sq mi)
Elevation
47 m (154 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total23,735
 • Density17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00
Canton code214
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Los Chiles is a canton in the Alajuela province of Costa Rica.[2][3]

Toponymy[edit]

Los Chiles translates and refers to bell peppers.

History[edit]

Los Chiles was created on 17 March 1970 by decree 4541.[1]

Geography[edit]

Los Chiles has an area of 1,358.86 km²[4] and a mean elevation of 47 metres.[2]

The canton lies along the border of Nicaragua at the top of the Llanura de San Carlos (San Carlos Plains) in north central Costa Rica. The Pocosol River forms the southeastern boundary of the canton, with (from north to south) the Rita, Mónico, Frío and the Purgatorio rivers establishing the southwestern border.

Districts[edit]

The canton of Los Chiles is subdivided into the following districts:

  1. Los Chiles
  2. Caño Negro
  3. El Amparo
  4. San Jorge

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19735,596
198411,404103.8%
200019,73273.0%
201123,73520.3%

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

For the 2011 census, Los Chiles had a population of 23,735 inhabitants. [7]

Transportation[edit]

Road transportation[edit]

The canton is covered by the following road routes:

Economy[edit]

This is a low-lying, sparsely settled region primarily devoted to large agricultural enterprises.

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.